Definition of Guillain–Barré syndrome in English:

Guillain–Barré syndrome

Syllabification: Guil·lain–Bar·ré syn·drome
Pronunciation: /gēˈyanˈbəˈrā ˌsinˌdrōm


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


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

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