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MSG

Abbreviation for monosodium glutamate.

MSG

monosodium glutamate.

MSG

abbreviation for monosodium glutamate.

MSG

A flavour-enhancing amino acid used in processed, packaged and fast foods, which is an excitatory neurotransmitter and neurotoxin. Other sources with up to 40% MSG include autolysed yeast, calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, and hydrolysed and texturised proteins.
 
Toxicity
Headaches, heart palpitations, skin flushing, tightness of the chest. MSG may cause convulsions when injected into the peritoneal cavity of experimental animals, stimulating neurons until they die, an effect that has been implicated in brain damage in strokes, hypoglycaemia, trauma, seizures, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s diseases and Guam-type amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; domoic aoid, a potent glutamate analogue, may cause toxic poisoning in mussel eaters, possibly causing an Alzheimer’s-like disease.

MSG

Monosodium glutamate Food industry A flavor-enhancing amino acid used in processed, packaged, and fast foods; it is an excitatory neurotransmitter and neurotoxin, and often added to Chinese food Other sources with up to 40% MSG Autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed protein, sodium caseinate Sensitivity symptoms Headaches, palpitations, skin flushing, tightness of chest. See Chinese restaurant syndrome, Domoic acid.

MSG

Abbreviation for monosodium glutamate.

MSG

Abbreviation for monosodium glutamate.
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