chinese restaurant syndrome


  1. a reaction, as headache, sweating, etc., to monosodium glutamate, sometimes added to food in Chinese restaurants.


  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


  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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