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: a group of symptoms (such as facial flushing, palpitations, headache, sweating, and numbness or burning in or around the mouth) held to affect susceptible persons eating food heavily seasoned with monosodium glutamate
Note: While there are numerous anecdotal reports of MSG symptom complex, research has failed to establish a clear, definitive link between the consumption of MSG and adverse reactions.
… this flavor enhancer is not without its critics. Reports have cited the possibility of "MSG symptom complex," which is characterized by burning sensations, numbness, and tingling in parts of the body. Ocean County (New Jersey) Observer
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