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preeclampsia

[pree-i-klamp-see-uh] /ˌpri ɪˈklæmp si ə/
noun
1.
Pathology. a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
Also, pre-eclampsia.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; pre- + eclampsia
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-eclampsia

pre-eclampsia

/ˌpriːɪˈklæmpsɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) a toxic condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, abnormal weight gain, and oedema Compare eclampsia
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Word Origin and History for pre-eclampsia
n.

also preeclampsia, 1903, from pre- + eclampsia, from Greek eklampsis "a shining forth," from ek- "out" (see ex-) + lampein "to shine" (see lamp). Related: Pre-eclamptic (1896).

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pre-eclampsia in Medicine

preeclampsia pre·e·clamp·si·a (prē'ĭ-klāmp'sē-ə)
n.
A condition of hypertension occurring during pregnancy or immediately following pregnancy, typically accompanied by edema and proteinuria but without the coma and convulsions of eclampsia.


pre'e·clamp'tic (-tĭk) adj.
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