Gulf War syndrome


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Gulf War syndrome

or Gulf War illness
n.
A medical condition that has been reported in some veterans of the Gulf War, characterized by a multitude of symptoms including chronic fatigue, headache, joint pain, eczema, dyspepsia, neurologic dysfunction, and respiratory disorders, and attributed to exposure to toxic chemicals.

Gulf War syndrome

n
(Pathology) a group of various debilitating symptoms experienced by many soldiers who served in the Gulf War of 1991. It is claimed to be associated with damage to the central nervous system, caused by exposure to pesticides containing organophosphates
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Noun1.Gulf War syndrome - a medical condition of uncertain origin that affected many veterans of the 1991 Gulf War; characterized by fatigue and headache and dizziness and nausea and rashes and joint pain and respiratory disorders
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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