guillain barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome

[gee-yan-buh-rey]
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:
after French physicians Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880–1967), who described it

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Guillain-Barré syndrome (French ˌɡije ˈbareɪ)
 
n
an acute neurological disorder, usually following a virus or bacterial infection, that causes progressive muscle weakness and partial paralysis
 
[C20: named after Georges Guillain (1876--1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880--1967), French neurologists]

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Guillain-Barré syndrome Guil·lain-Bar·ré syndrome (gē-yān'bə-rā', gē-yāɴ'-)
n.
See acute idiopathic polyneuritis.

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