Eclampsia



[ih-klamp-see-uh] /ɪˈklæmp si ə/

noun, Pathology.
1.
a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and convulsions.
/ɪˈklæmpsɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) a toxic condition of unknown cause that sometimes develops in the last three months of pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure, abnormal weight gain and convulsions Compare pre-eclampsia
2.
another name for milk fever (in cattle)

eclampsia ecl·amp·si·a (ĭ-klāmp’sē-ə)
n.
Coma and convulsions during or immediately after pregnancy or parturition, characterized by edema, hypertension, and proteinuria.
e·clamp’tic (-tĭk) adj.

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