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Guillain–Barré syndrome

Syllabification: Guil·lain–Bar·ré syn·drome
Pronunciation: /ɡēˌyanbəˈrā ˌsindrōm
 
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Definition of Guillain–Barré syndrome in English:

noun

Medicine
An acute form of polyneuritis, often preceded by a respiratory infection, causing weakness and often paralysis of the limbs.

Origin

1916: named after Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Barré (1880–1967), two of those who first described the syndrome.

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