Chinese restaurant syndrome


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Chinese restaurant syndrome

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(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
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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
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A questionnaire study of the prevalence of Chinese restaurant syndrome.
Chinese Restaurant Syndrome A headache caused by the ingestion of monosodium glutamate in those sensitive to it.
The most famous, Chinese restaurant syndrome - numbness in the neck, palpitations and general weakness - has never been proved and it's been suggested that other factors such as shellfish, peanuts or even large amounts of alcohol might be the culprit.
The most famous, Chinese restaurant syndrome - numbness in the neck, palpitations and general weakness - has never been proved and it has been suggested that other factors such as shellfish, peanuts or even large amounts of alcohol might be the culprit.

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