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preeclampsia

or pre-e·clamp·si·a

[pree-i-klamp-see-uh]
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noun
  1. Pathology. a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
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Origin of preeclampsia

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + eclampsia
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preeclampsia

(prē′ĭ-klămpsē-ə)
n.
  1. A disorder occurring during late pregnancy or immediately following parturition, characterized by hypertension, edema, and proteinuria. toxemia of pregnancy
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Related formspre′e•clamptic (-tĭk) adj.
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