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eclampsia

  

      n     (Pathol)   a toxic condition of unknown cause that sometimes develops in the last three months of pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure, abnormal weight gain and convulsions  
   Compare       pre-eclampsia  
     (C19: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine)  
  eclamptic      adj  


pre-eclampsia  
      n     (Pathol)   a toxic condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, abnormal weight gain, and oedema  
   Compare       eclampsia  
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