Guillain-Barré syndrome


noun Pathology.

an uncommon, usually self-limited form of polyneuritis, occurring after a viral illness or immunization and manifested by loss of muscle strength, loss of or altered sensation and sometimes paralysis.

Origin of Guillain-Barré syndrome

after French physicians Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880–1967), who described it Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for guillain-barre syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome


an acute neurological disorder, usually following a virus or bacterial infection, that causes progressive muscle weakness and partial paralysis

Word Origin for Guillain-Barré syndrome

C20: named after Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880–1967), French neurologists
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guillain-barre syndrome in Medicine

Guillain-Barré syndrome

[gē-yănbə-rā, gē-yăɴ-]


acute idiopathic polyneuritis
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