guillainbarre syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome

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.

after French physicians Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880–1967), who described it Unabridged
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Guillain-Barré syndrome (French ˌɡije ˈbareɪ)
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'-)
See acute idiopathic polyneuritis.

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