|1.||pathol Compare pre-eclampsia 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|
|2.||another name for milk fever (in cattle)|
|[C19: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine]|
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.