GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the name for an acute and progressive peripheral neuropathy where nerves lose their myelin sheaths. Starts with loss of normal sensation and muscle weakness. Spreads inward as it progresses. GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME: "Guillain-Barre syndrome is a paralysing disorder." Related Psychology Terms MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) MYELIN SHEATH NODE OF RANVIER POLYNEURITIS FUNCTIONAL ELECTRIC STIMULATION (FES) MOTOR NEURON DISEASE GUSTATORY HALLUCINATION TOE DROP LEBER'S DISEASE WHITE MATTER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/guillain-barre-syndrome/ (accessed April 19, 2021).