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toxemia

noun tox·e·mia

Medical Definition of toxemia

  1. :  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)

toxemic or chiefly British toxaemic \-mik\play adjective


Variants of toxemia

or chiefly British toxaemia \täk-ˈsē-mē-ə\play

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