Guillain-Barré syndrome


Guillain-Barré syndrome
/gee yan"beuh ray"/, Pathol.
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]

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Universalium. 2010.