Definition of Guillain–Barré syndrome
: a polyneuritis of unknown cause characterized especially by muscle weakness and paralysis
Origin of guillain–barré syndrome
Georges Guillain †1961 French physician and Jean A. Barré †1967 French neurologist
First Known Use: 1939
Biographical Note for guillain–barré syndrome
Guillain \gē-yaⁿ\play , Georges Charles (1876–1961), and Barré \bä-rā\play , Jean Alexander (1880–1967), French neurologists. Guillain published several significant neurological studies concerning the brain and the spinal column. An authority on the spinal column in particular, he made studies of the cerebrospinal fluid and the marrow of the spinal cord. Guillain and Barré published their description of the Guillain-Barré syndrome in 1916.
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