eclampsia

noun eclamp·sia \ i-ˈklam(p)-sē-ə \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of eclampsia

: a convulsive state; especially : an attack of convulsions during pregnancy or childbirth

eclamptic

play \-ˈklam(p)-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of eclampsia

New Latin, from Greek eklampsis sudden flashing, from eklampein to shine forth, from ex- out + lampein to shine


Medical Dictionary

eclampsia

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

medical Definition of eclampsia

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

eclamptic

play \i-ˈklam(p)-tik, e-\ adjective

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