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Chinese-restaurant syndrome

[chahy-neez-res-ter-uh nt, -tuh-rahnt, -nees-]
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noun
  1. a reaction, as headache, sweating, etc., to monosodium glutamate, sometimes added to food in Chinese restaurants.
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Origin of Chinese-restaurant syndrome

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for chinese restaurant syndrome

Chinese restaurant syndrome

noun
  1. 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

(chī-nēz, -nēs)
n.
  1. 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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