n : a polyneuritis of unknown cause characterized esp. by muscle weakness and paralysis - called also Landry's paralysis
Guillain, Georges Charles (1876-1961), and Barré, Jean Alexander (b 1880), 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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