acute idiopathic polyneuritis

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acute idiopathic polyneuritis n.
A neurologic syndrome, usually following certain virus infections, marked by paresthesia of the limbs and by muscular weakness or a flaccid paralysis. Also called Guillain-Barré syndrome, infectious polyneuritis, Landry-Gillain-Barré syndrome, Landry syndrome, polyradiculoneuropathy, radiculoganglionitis.

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