Guillain-Barré syndrome

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Georges Guillain and Jean Alexandre Barré.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡiːlæn ˈbɑreɪ ˈsɪndɹəʊm/
  • IPA(key): /ɡiːˈæn bəˈreɪ ˈsɪndɹoʊm/ (U.S.)

Noun[edit]

Guillain-Barré syndrome ‎(uncountable)

  1. (neurology, pathology) Rapid-onset muscle weakness, often severe and sometimes fatal, resulting from impaired peripheral nervous system function, associated with various viral and other infections.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (disease): GBS

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