Definition of eclampsia
: a convulsive state; especially : an attack of convulsions during pregnancy or childbirth
eclampticplay \-ˈklam(p)-tik\ adjective
Recent Examples of eclampsia from the Web
Being pregnant and obese increases risk for gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, infection, overdue pregnancy, labor problems, cesarean section and pregnancy loss.
Leading causes of death cited by the report are cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), hemorrhage, infection, mental health conditions, preeclampsia and eclampsia, and blood disorders.
After undergoing an emergency c-section due to pre-eclampsia, Jarlock gave birth to her boys in January 2016.
Canadian researchers tracked more than a million women who delivered babies in Quebec between 1989 and 2013, of whom 64,350 were given a diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.
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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
First Known Use: circa 1860See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of eclampsia
: 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)
eclamptic\i-ˈklam(p)-tik, e-\play adjective
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