Gulf War


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Gulf War

n.
A war that began in 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait and ended in 1991 when a coalition of countries led by the United States expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait and destroyed much of Iraq's military capability. Also called Persian Gulf War.

Gulf War

n
1. (Historical Terms) the war (1991) between US-led UN forces and Iraq, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
2. (Historical Terms) See Iran-Iraq War

Gulf′ War′


n.
a conflict (Jan.–Feb. 1991) between Iraq and the United States and its allies to expel Iraq from Kuwait.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invadersGulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
Operation Desert Storm - the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
2.Gulf War - a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
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The study is the first to examine how Gulf War illnesses affect veterans' vestibular systems, which are integral for balance, memory and brain blood flow.
"The most significant finding in this review paper is that we have confirmed that Gulf War Illness is a real disorder caused by chemical exposures that veterans experienced during the war, including pesticides and pyridostigmine bromide (PB) anti-nerve gas pills and possibly also sarin nerve gas exposure," said Dr.
Presented at the Annual Meeting, the research is based on data from the Millennium Cohort Study, which includes more than 9,000 Gulf War veterans and more than 36,000 non-deployed service members from the same era, known in the study as era veterans.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, recruited 46 Gulf War veterans for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War than in other veterans, the committee said.
Texas University's Dr Bart Rypma said 250,000 troops, or 25% of those in the first Gulf War, were diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome.
Robert Haley at the University of Texas have identified parts of the brain damaged by various Gulf War exposures.
A total of 47 UK troops died in the campaign but campaigners said 9.700 of the 53,000 British Armed Forces personnel involved now suffered from Gulf War Syndrome.
Some 20 years after the start of the war, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) still refuses to recognise Gulf War Syndrome as a medical condition, the group said.
About 697,000 men and women served in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 1990 to June 1991 during the Gulf War. In the years since they returned, nearly a quarter of them have experienced chronic symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, gastrointestinal problems, cognitive dysfunction, sleep disturbances, persistent headaches, skin rashes, respiratory conditions, and mood changes.
The report, which was sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, builds on the work of an earlier IOM committee that examined the overall health effects of serving in the Gulf War.
Those left ill from the 1990-1991 conflict must seek compensation for each individual symptom because the Ministry of Defence refuses to recognise "Gulf War Syndrome" as a medical condition, the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association said.