chineserestaurant 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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