- a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and convulsions.
Origin of eclampsia
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Eclampsia, first described by Hippocrates 2,400 years ago, is the medical name for seizures during pregnancy.Beyond ‘Downton Abbey’: Preeclampsia Maternal Deaths Continue Today
Eleni Tsigas, Christine Morton
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Eclampsia is a very grave complication of pregnancy, and it was formerly supposed to be uraemia.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
After death the heart, kidneys, and liver showed all the signs of eclampsia.
When the eclampsia is inevitable the question of inducing labor arises.
Veit introduced the use of morphine in eclampsia, and Winckel the use of chloral.
Baker of Alabama in 1859 first gave veratrum viride in eclampsia.
- 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 convulsionsCompare pre-eclampsia
- another name for milk fever (in cattle)
C19: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine
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- Coma or convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia, occurring in late pregnancy, during labor, or within 24 hours after parturition.
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