Chinese restaurant syndrome


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Chinese restaurant syndrome: glutamate, MSG

Chinese restaurant syndrome

n
(Pathology) 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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese restaurant syndrome - headache and tingling or burning feelings and sweating caused by eating food that contains monosodium glutamate
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Dr Ashurst says: 'Claims about Chinese restaurant syndrome - made around 40 years ago - have never been substantiated
Dr Ashurst says: "Claims about Chinese restaurant syndrome - made about 40 years ago - have never been substantiated.
Kwok labeled the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome (CRS): numbness of his back and neck, palpitations, and general weakness after he consumed meals in Chinese restaurants.

Full browser ?