Definition of Chinese restaurant syndrome in English:
An illness marked by short attacks of weakness, numbness, palpitations, and headaches, often attributed to overconsumption of monosodium glutamate (used as a seasoning in Chinese cooking).
- 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.
Definition of Chinese restaurant syndrome in:
- US English dictionary
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