TITLE

monosodium glutamate

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1382
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "monosodium glutamate" is presented. Monosodium glutamate refers to sodium salt of glutamic acid; a white crystalline substance used to flavor foods, especially meats. When ingested in large amounts, it may cause chest pain, a sensation of facial pressure, headaches, burning sensation and excessive sweating.
ACCESSION #
21236429

 

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