preeclampsia

noun pre·eclamp·sia \ ˌprē-i-ˈklam(p)-sē-ə \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of preeclampsia

: 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 \ˌprē-i-ˈklam(p)-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of preeclampsia

New Latin


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preeclampsia

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

medical Definition of preeclampsia

: 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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