Chinese restaurant syndrome

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monosodium glutamate

 [mon″o-so´de-um]
a salt of glutamic acid, used as a pharmaceutic necessity, and also used to enhance the flavor of foods. See also Chinese restaurant syndrome.
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Chi·nese res·tau·rant syn·drome

development of chest pain, feelings of facial pressure, and sensation of burning over variable portions of the body surface after ingestion of food containing monosodium l-glutamate (MSG) by those sensitive to this food additive.
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An abrupt allergic reaction, the susceptibility to which is autosomal recessive, caused by sensitivity to monosodium glutamate (MSG), a seasoning used in Chinese restaurants and in soy sauce
Management None needed, usually self-limited; antihistamines in some patients
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Chinese restaurant syndrome

Monosodium glutamate allergy, MSG allergy An abrupt allergic reaction, the susceptibility to which is AR, caused by sensitivity to monosodium glutamate–MSG, a seasoning used in Chinese restaurants and in soy sauce Clinical Abrupt onset of severe headaches, heartburn, numbness, palpitations, vertigo–especially with chronic MSG exposure, thirst, abdominal and chest pains/heartburn, sweating, and flushing. Onset 30 min after meal, lasting up to 12 h Management Nada, usually self-limited; antihistamines in some Pts. See MSG.
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Chi·nese res·tau·rant syn·drome

(chī-nēz' rest'ă-rahnt sin'drōm)
Colloquial usage for development of chest pain, feelings of facial pressure, and a sensation of burning over variable portions of the body surface after ingestion of food that contains monosodium l-glutamate (MSG) by people sensitive to this food additive.
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Chinese restaurant syndrome

Headache, nausea, a tight or burning sensation in the face, head and chest and sometimes dizziness and diarrhoea coming on one to two hours after a meal containing a large amount of MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE. Some critics reject this explanation.
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Chinese restaurant,

a dining establishment that serves Chinese food.
Chinese restaurant syndrome - chest pain, facial pressure, and burning sensation that develops after persons sensitive to monosodium glutamate ingest this food additive. Synonym(s): Kwok quease
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