eclampsia, first described by Hippocrates 2,400 years ago, is the medical name for seizures during pregnancy.
Peterson reviewed 500 cases of cesarean section for eclampsia done by 259 operators in various countries.
Baker of Alabama in 1859 first gave veratrum viride in eclampsia.
Poison was of course suspected; but her death was really caused by puerperal convulsions (eclampsia).
Veit introduced the use of morphine in eclampsia, and Winckel the use of chloral.
eclampsia is a very grave complication of pregnancy, and it was formerly supposed to be uraemia.
When the eclampsia is inevitable the question of inducing labor arises.
After death the heart, kidneys, and liver showed all the signs of eclampsia.
This operation is advocated by some obstetricians in certain cases of eclampsia and placenta prvia.
If there is much irritability or fretfulness, or any premonition of eclampsia, it should be associated with potassium bromide.
eclampsia ecl·amp·si·a (ĭ-klāmp'sē-ə)
Coma and convulsions during or immediately after pregnancy or parturition, characterized by edema, hypertension, and proteinuria.