Chinese-restaurant syndrome

[ chahy-neez-res-ter-uh nt, -tuh-rahnt, -nees- ]
/ ˈtʃaɪ nizˈrɛs tər ənt, -təˌrɑnt, -nis- /

noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chinese restaurant syndrome

Chinese restaurant syndrome

noun

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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Medicine definitions for chinese restaurant syndrome

Chinese restaurant syndrome

[ chī-nēz, -nēs ]

n.

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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