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