preeclampsia

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noun pre·eclamp·sia \ˌprē-i-ˈklam(p)-sē-ə\

Definition of preeclampsia

  1. :  a serious condition developing in late pregnancy that is characterized by a sudden rise in blood pressure, excessive weight gain, generalized edema, proteinuria, severe headache, and visual disturbances and that may result in eclampsia if untreated

preeclamptic

play \-ˈklam(p)-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of preeclampsia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1923


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preeclampsia

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noun pre·eclamp·sia \ˌprē-i-ˈklam(p)-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of preeclampsia

  1. :  a serious condition developing in late pregnancy that is characterized by a sudden rise in blood pressure, excessive weight gain, generalized edema, proteinuria, severe headache, and visual disturbances and that may result in eclampsia if untreated—compare eclampsia a, toxemia of pregnancy


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