Chinese restaurant syndrome

Chinese-restaurant syndrome

[chahy-neez-res-ter-uhnt, -tuh-rahnt, -nees-]
noun
a reaction, as headache, sweating, etc., to monosodium glutamate, sometimes added to food in Chinese restaurants.

Origin:
1965–70

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Chinese restaurant syndrome
 
n
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 Chi·nese 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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