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Guillain–Barré syndrome

Line breaks: Guillain–Barré syn|drome
Pronunciation: /ˌɡɪjãˈbareɪ

Definition of Guillain–Barré syndrome in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
An acute disorder of the peripheral nerves, 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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