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eclampsia

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noun ec·lamp·sia \i-ˈklam(p)-sē-ə, e-\

Medical Definition of eclampsia

  1. :  a convulsive state :  an attack of convulsions: asa:  convulsions or coma late in pregnancy in an individual affected with preeclampsia—compare toxemia of pregnancyb:  a condition comparable to milk fever of cows occurring in domestic animals (as dogs and cats)

  2. ec·lamp·tic \i-ˈklam(p)-tik, e-\play adjective




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