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Chinese-restaurant syndrome

[chahy-neez-res-ter-uh nt, -tuh-rahnt, -nees-]
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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