Simple Definition of toxemia
: an infection that is caused by harmful bacteria in the blood
Origin of toxemia
First Known Use: circa 1860
Medical Definition of toxemia
: an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood: asa: a generalized intoxication due to absorption and systemic dissemination of bacterial toxins from a focus of infectionb: intoxication due to dissemination of toxic substances (as some by-products of protein metabolism) that cause functional or organic disturbances (as in the kidneys)
Learn More about toxemia
Medical Dictionary: Definition of "toxemia"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up toxemia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).