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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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Examples from the web for preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes, hypertension and preeclampsia can all occur.
  • preeclampsia is one of those terms you probably wouldn't hear until your pregnancy test turns up positive.
preeclampsia 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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