eclampsia

noun
eclamp·sia | \i-ˈklam(p)-sē-ə \

Definition of eclampsia 

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

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eclamptic \-ˈklam(p)-tik \ adjective

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Analyzing the cell-free RNA might offer insights into that process, as well as into pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal pregnancy complication. Karen Weintraub, STAT, "Blood test might help predict both preterm and healthy delivery dates," 7 June 2018 But with the development of pre-eclampsia, I was taken in for an urgent C-section that same day. NBC News, "Having a baby after 45: What women need to know," 3 June 2018 The activity of the schizophrenia genes is dialed up especially if the mother has pre-eclampsia or another pregnancy complication. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Schizophrenia ‘risk genes’ are not so risky if the mother’s pregnancy was healthy," 28 May 2018 Josie's life lasted 18 days after being born premature due to pre-eclampsia so the annual #Josiesimpact pay it forward campaign runs 18 days beginning March 18th. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Their baby died after 18 days, but parents turn grief into a campaign of hope on Facebook," 18 Mar. 2018 The woman had a history of pre-eclampsia, a blood-pressure condition that can be fatal for both mother and baby. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, "Dangerous mistakes led to shutdown of United Medical Center obstetrics ward," 14 Aug. 2017 Two days later, a Caesarean section prompted by the beginnings of eclampsia brought Max into the world. Amelia Cheatham, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Preeclampsia's impact on families, health care costs: Despair in a time of delight," 20 July 2017 Being pregnant and obese increases risk for gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, infection, overdue pregnancy, labor problems, cesarean section and pregnancy loss. By Michael Roizen, M.d., And Mehmet Oz, M.d., idahostatesman, "Ten keys to a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby," 2 July 2017 Leading causes of death cited by the report are cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), hemorrhage, infection, mental health conditions, preeclampsia and eclampsia, and blood disorders. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Father’s heartbreaking Facebook post about fiancée’s death has more talking about maternal death in the U.S.," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of eclampsia

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eclampsia

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

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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)

Other Words from eclampsia

eclamptic \i-ˈklam(p)-tik, e- \ adjective

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