Guillain-Barré syndrome: Meaning and Definition of

Guil•lain'-Bar•ré' syn"drome

Pronunciation: (gē-yan'bu-rā'), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. an uncommon, usually self-limited form of polyneuritis, occurring after a viral illness or immunization and manifested by loss of muscle strength, loss of or altered sensation and sometimes paralysis.
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