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Chinese restaurant syndrome


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  • noun A syndrome associated with consumption of the westernized version of Chinese food, characterized by various symptoms such as burning and tingling sensations, rapid heartbeat, and drowsiness, and tentatively ascribed to monosodium glutamate in the food.

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  • noun headache and tingling or burning feelings and sweating caused by eating food that contains monosodium glutamate


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Coined by Robert Ho Man Kwok in a 1968 letter to the New England Journal of Medicine.


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