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Glossary for Monosodium glutamate (MSG) adverse reaction

  • Adverse reaction: A reaction that is not anticipated and detrimentally affects the patient
  • Angina: A special type of chest pain.
  • Chinese Restaurant Syndrome: Symptoms caused by consuming food with a high MSG (monosodium glutamate) content. Reactions may range from mild to severe allergic reactions.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Food Additive Allergy: A food additive allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to a food additive or a food or drink containing to food additive. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients and may range from mild to severe.
  • Food Allergy -- MSG: An MSG allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to MSG or food containing MSG. The body's immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE - an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches.
  • Food allergies: Immune over-reaction to an eaten food.
  • Food intolerances: Any inability to tolerate particular foods.
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Nocturia: Urination during the night
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • Slurred speech: Slurring speech or difficulty articulating words
  • Stomach cramps: Cramping or other stomach discomfort
  • Throbbing headache: A condition which is characterized by a headache which is throbbing in nature

 

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