Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Guil·lain-Bar·ré Syndrome

 (gē-yăn′bə-rā′)
n.
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.

[After Georges Guillain (1876-1961) and Jean Alexandre , Barré (1880-1967), French neurologists.]
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Guillain-Barré syndrome

(French ˌɡije ˈbareɪ)
n
(Pathology) an acute neurological disorder, usually following a virus or bacterial infection, that causes progressive muscle weakness and partial paralysis
[C20: named after Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880–1967), French neurologists]
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Noun1.Guillain-Barre syndrome - a form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs; cause is unknown
multiple neuritis, polyneuritis - inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy)
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Guil·lain-Bar·ré syn·drome

n. Guillan-Barré, síndrome de, enfermedad neurológica rara que se evidencia por parálisis ascendente que comienza por las extremidades y puede llegar rápidamente a los músculos respiratorios en dos o tres semanas causando fallo respiratorio.
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(1962) The ataxic form of polyradiculoneuritis (Landry-Guillain-Barre syndrome): clinical and pathologic observations.
Polyradiculitis (Landry-Guillain-Barre syndrome) with total external ophtalmoplegia: encephalo-myelo-radiculo-neuropathy.