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The addictive behaviour induced by food monosodium glutamate. Experimental study

  title={The addictive behaviour induced by food monosodium glutamate. Experimental study},
  author={Anca Buzescu and Aurelia Nicoleta Cristea and Carol Davila},
Introduction. Glutamic acid under the form of monosodium salt (monosodium glutamate) is regulated in the EU as a food additive (E 621), a fl avoring agent, to give the so-called „umami“ taste. Endogen glutamic acid is the major excitatory neurotransmitt er of the central nervous system. Cortico-striatal glutamatergic transmission has been implicated in both the initiation and expression of addiction-related behaviors. In this paper, we have proposed to examine the extent to which food addictive… 
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