multiple chemical sensitivity

multiple chemical sensitivity
noun Date: 1988 a variable group of symptoms (as tachycardia, sweating, fatigue, nausea, trembling, and difficulty concentrating) that typically occur in susceptible individuals upon exposure to low concentrations of usually harmless chemicals — called also multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome — compare sick building syndrome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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