Definition of Guillain–Barré syndrome in English:

Guillain–Barré syndrome

noun

Medicine
  • An acute form of polyneuritis, often preceded by a respiratory infection, causing weakness and often paralysis of the limbs.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Guillain–Barré syndrome

/ɡēˌyanbəˈrā ˌsindrōm/