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Meaning of Chinese-restaurant syndrome

Chi'nese-res'tau•rant syn"drome

Pronunciation: (chī'nēz-res'tur-unt, -tu-ränt", -nēs-), [key]
  1. a reaction, as headache, sweating, etc., to monosodium glutamate, sometimes added to food in Chinese restaurants.
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