Meaning of Guillain–Barré syndrome in English:

Guillain–Barré syndrome

Pronunciation /ˌɡɪjãˈbareɪ/


mass nounMedicine
  • A disorder of the peripheral nerves, often preceded by a virus infection, usually beginning in the lower limbs and resulting in abnormal sensation and muscle weakness or paralysis.


1916 named after Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Barré (1880–1967), two of those who first described the syndrome.