Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

CAS:  142-47-2

Synonyms:    MSG; Glutamic acid monosodium salt; sodium glutamate

Uses:    food flavor enhancer

Hazard:   Large oral doses in humans have provoked burning sensation, facial pressure, chest pains, dyspnea, somnolence, hallucinations, distorted perceptions, nause and vomiting.  Susceptible individuals may experience an allergic response.