Definition of Chinese restaurant syndrome in English:

Chinese restaurant syndrome

Syllabification: Chi·nese res·tau·rant syn·drome

noun

  • An illness marked by short attacks of weakness, numbness, palpitations, and headaches, often attributed to overconsumption of monosodium glutamate (commonly used as a seasoning in Chinese cooking).
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    • Since it's often found in Chinese foods, an MSG-induced headache is sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome,’ though the additive is also an ingredient in many processed meats and tenderizers.
    • In addition, dyes and food additives such as monosodium glutamate can cause syndromes such as ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’, and other adverse reactions.
    • It is linked to headaches and something commonly known as ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’, which includes faintness and sweating.

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