Guillain-Barré syndrome[gē lan′bä rā′, -lan′-]
an acute neurological disorder of unknown cause, involving partial paralysis of several muscle groups and occurring rarely after certain viral infections and vaccinations
Origin of Guillain-Barré syndromeafter G. Guillain and amp; J. Barré, 20th-c. French neurologists
(uncountable) (abbreviation GBS)
From Georges Guillain and Jean Alexandre Barré.