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eclampsia

[ ih-klamp-see-uh ]
/ ɪˈklæmp si ə /
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noun Pathology.
a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and convulsions.

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Origin of eclampsia

1855–60; <New Latin <Greek éklamps(is) sudden development (ek-ec- + lámp(ein) to shine + -sis-sis + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM eclampsia

ec·lamp·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for eclampsia

eclampsia
/ (ɪˈklæmpsɪə) /

noun
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)

Derived forms of eclampsia

eclamptic, adjective

Word Origin for eclampsia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine
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Medical definitions for eclampsia

eclampsia
[ ĭ-klămpsē-ə ]

n.
Coma or convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia, occurring in late pregnancy, during labor, or within 24 hours after parturition.

Other words from eclampsia

e•clamptic (-tĭk) adj.
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