Chinese restaurant syndrome


Chinese restaurant syndrome

noun

Definition of CHINESE RESTAURANT SYNDROME

:  a group of symptoms (as numbness of the neck, arms, and back with headache, dizziness, and palpitations) that is held to affect susceptible persons eating food and especially Chinese food heavily seasoned with monosodium glutamate

First Known Use of CHINESE RESTAURANT SYNDROME

1968

Chinese res·tau·rant syndrome

noun \-ˈres-t(ə-)rənt-, -tə-ˌränt-, -ˌtränt-, -tərnt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHINESE RESTAURANT SYNDROME

: a group of symptoms (as numbness of the neck, arms, and back with headache, dizziness, and palpitations) that is held to affect susceptible persons eating food and especially Chinese food heavily seasoned with monosodium glutamate

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