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mono·so·di·um glu·ta·mate

n :  a crystalline salt C5H8O4NaN used to enhance the flavor of food and medicinally to reduce ammonia levels in blood and tissues in ammoniacal azotemia (as in hepatic insufficiency) - abbr. MSG - called also sodium glutamate  - see CHINESE RESTAURANT SYNDROME  .

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