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Medical Term:

auriculotemporal nerve syndrome


Definition: flushing and sweating of the face resulting from eating spicy or acidic foods, due to damage of the parasympathetic fibers in the auriculotemporal nerve.

Synonym(s): Dupay syndrome, Frey syndrome, gustatory sweating syndrome, gustatory-sudorific reflex

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