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Science. 1969 Feb 21;163(3869):826-8.

Monosodium L-glutamate: its pharmacology and role in the Chinese restaurant syndrome.

Abstract

Monosodium L-glutamate is the cause of the Chinese restaurant syndrome and can precipitate headaches. In appropriate doses it causes burning sensations, facial pressure, and chest pain. These are pharmacological effects obeying a dose-effect relationship. There is considerable variation in oral threshold does among individuals.

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