Definition of Gulf War syndrome

1. Noun. A medical condition of uncertain origin that affected many veterans of the 1991 Gulf War; characterized by fatigue and headache and dizziness and nausea and rashes and joint pain and respiratory disorders.

Exact synonyms: Persian Gulf Illness
Generic synonyms: Syndrome



Definition of Gulf War syndrome

1. Noun. A chronic multisymptom disorder affecting veterans and civilians after the 1991 (w Gulf War), possibly related to chemical weapons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Gulf War syndrome

1. A term often but inappropriately applied to various health problems experienced by US military personnel after serving in the Persian Gulf conflict of 1991; symptoms of fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, dyspnea, memory loss, and diarrhoea have been reported, but an NIH panel has concluded that evidence of a specific syndrome is lacking. Synonym: Persian Gulf syndrome. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gulf War Syndrome

Gujarati numerals
Gujerat
Gujerati
Gujjar
Gujjars
Gujranwala
Guldberg
Guldberg-Waage law
Guldborgsund
Gulf Arabic
Gulf Coast
Gulf States
Gulf Stream
Gulf War
Gulf War illness
Gulf War syndrome (current term)
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Aegina
Gulf of Akaba
Gulf of Alaska
Gulf of Antalya
Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf of Bothnia
Gulf of California
Gulf of Carpenteria
Gulf of Corinth
Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Guinea
Gulf of Lepanto
Gulf of Mexico

Literary usage of Gulf War syndrome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, Marguerite Knox, John D Baldeschwieler (1997)
"... "The Gulf War syndrome: Is There Evidence of a Dysfunction in the Nervous System?," Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 60:449-451,1996. ..."

2. Department of Defense Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program: Congressional edited by John Warner (2001)
"VACCINE AND Gulf War syndrome Senator SNOWE. Why isn't the Department of Defense concerned that the vaccine that they are mandating for 2.4 million people ..."

3. Gulf War And Health by Institute of Medicine (2005)
"It should be noted that the charge to IOM was not to determine whether a unique Gulf War syndrome exists or to make judgments about whether veterans were ..."

4. Bioterrorism: Our Frontline Response, Evaluating U.S. Public Health and edited by William Frist, Bill Frist (1999)
"There is obviously enormous carryover from the concerns of the Gulf War syndrome to the use of anthrax vaccination prophy- ..."

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