- blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
- toxemia of pregnancy.
Origin of toxemia
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Examples from the Web for toxemia
There is either a toxemia or a septicemia, with the usual symptoms of a general sepsis.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The most common immediate exciting cause during pregnancy is toxemia from faulty metabolism and excretion.
It is usually impossible to differentiate in pregnancy a lighting up of an old nephritis from a toxemia.
Word Origin and History for toxemia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease.blood poisoning
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- A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease. Also called blood poisoning
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