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Gulf War syndrome


noun Pathology.

a group of symptoms occurring in some Gulf War veterans, most commonly including headache and memory loss, muscle pain, skin disorders, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal and respiratory ailments, possibly caused by exposure to chemical weapons, vaccines, infectious diseases, or other factors.

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British Dictionary definitions for gulf war syndrome

Gulf War syndrome


noun

a group of various debilitating symptoms experienced by many soldiers who served in the Gulf War of 1991. It is claimed to be associated with damage to the central nervous system, caused by exposure to pesticides containing organophosphates
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Medicine definitions for gulf war syndrome

Gulf War syndrome

[ gŭlf ]

n.

A medical condition affecting some veterans of the Gulf War, characterized by fatigue, headache, joint pain, skin rashes, nausea, and respiratory disorders, and attributed to reactions to drugs and vaccines, infectious diseases, or exposure to chemicals, radiation, and smoke from oil fires.
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