a group of symptoms occurring in some Gulf War veterans, most commonly including headache and memory loss, muscle pain, skin disorders, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal and respiratory ailments, possibly caused by exposure to chemical weapons, vaccines, infectious diseases, or other factors.
a group of various debilitating symptoms experienced by many soldiers who served in the Gulf War of 1991. It is claimed to be associated with damage to the central nervous system, caused by exposure to pesticides containing organophosphates
See Desert Storm syndrome
Gulf War syndrome n.
A medical condition affecting some veterans of the Gulf War, characterized by fatigue, headache, joint pain, skin rashes, nausea, and respiratory disorders, and attributed to reactions to drugs and vaccines, infectious diseases, or exposure to chemicals, radiation, and smoke from oil fires.
[guhlf-weed] /ˈgʌlfˌwid/ noun 1. a coarse, olive-brown, branching seaweed, Sargassum bacciferum, common in the Gulf Stream and tropical American seas, characterized by numerous berrylike air vessels. 2. any seaweed of the same genus. /ˈɡʌlfˌwiːd/ noun 1. any brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, esp S. bacciferum, having air bladders and forming dense floating masses in […]
noun 1. a form of socialism developed in England in the 20th century, emphasizing decentralization of industry and services with control to be vested in autonomous guilds of workers. noun 1. a form of socialism advocated in Britain in the early 20th century. Industry was to be owned by the state but managed and controlled […]
[gildz-muh n] /ˈgɪldz mən/ noun, plural guildsmen. 1. a member of a . /ˈɡɪldzmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a man who is a member of a guild
[guhl-uh-buh l] /ˈgʌl ə bəl/ adjective 1. easily deceived or cheated. /ˈɡʌləbəl/ adjective 1. easily taken in or tricked adj. 1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.