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Guillain-Barré syndrome

[ gee-yan-buh-rey ]
/ giˈyæn bəˈreɪ /
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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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for Guillain-Barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome
/ (French ˌɡije ˈbareɪ) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for Guillain-Barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome
[ gē-yănbə-rā, gē-yăɴ- ]

n.
acute idiopathic polyneuritis
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