Toxaemia

toxemia

[tok-see-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
1.
blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
Also, toxaemia.


Origin:
1855–60; tox- + -emia

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toxaemia or toxemia (tɒkˈsiːmɪə)
 
n
1.  a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
2.  the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
 
[C19: from tox- + -aemia]
 
toxemia or toxemia
 
n
 
[C19: from tox- + -aemia]
 
tox'aemic or toxemia
 
adj
 
tox'emic or toxemia
 
adj

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toxemia tox·e·mi·a (tŏk-sē'mē-ə)
n.
A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms. Also called blood poisoning.

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toxemia   (tŏk-sē'mē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease. Also called blood poisoning.
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