multiple chemical sensitivity

noun

Definition of multiple chemical sensitivity

: a variable group of symptoms (such as tachycardia, sweating, fatigue, nausea, trembling, and difficulty concentrating) that typically occur in susceptible individuals upon exposure to low concentrations of usually harmless chemicals

called also multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome

— compare sick building syndrome

First Known Use of multiple chemical sensitivity

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Multiple chemical sensitivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiple%20chemical%20sensitivity. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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