Guillain-barre-syndrome meaning

gē-yănbə-rā
A temporary inflammation of the nerves, causing pain, weakness, and paralysis in the extremities and often progressing to the chest and face. It typically occurs after recovery from a viral infection or, in rare cases, following immunization for influenza.
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An acute neurological disorder of unknown cause, involving partial paralysis of several muscle groups and occurring rarely after certain viral infections and vaccinations.
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A temporary inflammation of the nerves, causing pain, weakness, and paralysis in the extremities and often progressing to the chest and face. It typically occurs after recovery from a viral infection or, in rare cases, following immunization for influenza.
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Origin of guillain-barre-syndrome

  • After Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880–1967), French neurologists

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition