[ pree-i-klamp-see-uh ]
/ ˌpri ɪˈklæmp si ə /
Pathology. a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
Words nearby preeclampsia
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Preeclampsia, a more common related disorder, is characterized by a large rise in blood pressure and failing kidneys.Beyond ‘Downton Abbey’: Preeclampsia Maternal Deaths Continue Today|Eleni Tsigas, Christine Morton|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Preeclampsia, or hypertension of pregnancy, can cause stroke, seizures, liver rupture, respiratory failure and maternal death.
Medical definitions for preeclampsia
[ prē′ĭ-klămp′sē-ə ]
A disorder occurring during late pregnancy or immediately following parturition, characterized by hypertension, edema, and proteinuria. toxemia of pregnancy
Other words from preeclampsiapre′e•clamp′tic (-tĭk) adj.
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