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Chinese-restaurant syndrome

[chahy-neez-res-ter-uh nt, -tuh-rahnt, -nees-] /ˈtʃaɪ nizˈrɛs tər ənt, -təˌrɑnt, -nis-/
a reaction, as headache, sweating, etc., to monosodium glutamate, sometimes added to food in Chinese restaurants.
Origin of Chinese-restaurant syndrome
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for chinese restaurant syndrome

Chinese restaurant syndrome

a group of symptoms such as dizziness, headache, and flushing thought to be caused in some people by consuming large amounts of monosodium glutamate, esp as used in Chinese food
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chinese restaurant syndrome in Medicine

Chinese restaurant syndrome Chi·nese restaurant syndrome (chī-nēz', -nēs')
A group of symptoms, including dizziness and headache, that may occur after the ingestion of food containing large amounts of monosodium glutamate.

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