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Definition of Frey syndrome

Frey syndrome: Sweating on one side of the forehead, face, scalp, and neck that occurs soon after ingestion of food, as a result of damage to a nerve that goes to the large saliva gland in the cheek (the parotid gland). The symptoms are usually mild, but more severe cases may require medical treatment.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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