Saving mothers from eclampsia or children from diarrhoea does not always command their full attention.
She developed pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy that includes rapidly increasing blood pressure.
British Dictionary definitions for eclampsia
(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
another name for milk fever (in cattle)
C19: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine