- Pathology. a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
Origin of 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
Preeclampsia, or hypertension of pregnancy, can cause stroke, seizures, liver rupture, respiratory failure and maternal death.One Baby Too Many
Yvonne Bohn, Allison Hill, Alane Park
November 9, 2011
- A disorder occurring during late pregnancy or immediately following parturition, characterized by hypertension, edema, and proteinuria. toxemia of pregnancy
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