- 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
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- 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-Barré syndrome(gē-yăn′bə-rā′, gē-yăɴ′-)
- acute idiopathic polyneuritis
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