Gulf war syndrome

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Gulf war syndrome

(Science: syndrome) 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.