Pathology. a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
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How to use preeclampsia in a sentence
Pregnant people are at higher risk for severe disease, and the chances of negative outcomes for mother and baby—such as preeclampsia, preterm birth, and stillbirth—increase with infection.Why Pregnant People Should Get COVID-19 Vaccines As Soon As Possible | Emily Barone | June 30, 2022 | Time
In her third trimester, when Charity developed preeclampsia and her blood pressure shot up, Cheng decided it was time to move ahead with delivery six weeks before full-term.She was conjoined to her twin for the first 7 months of life. Now an adult, she just had her own baby. | Cathy Free | September 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Greater risk for the disease is associated with preeclampsia, twin or multiple births, older maternal age, some genetic mutations, and ethnicity.A simple blood test could save new mothers. Why aren’t more doctors using it? | Rachel Feltman | July 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
After severe preeclampsia forced her to undergo an emergency cesarean section in 2018, Felix became a vocal advocate for improved maternal health care and maternity leave policies.Some Of The Best American Sprinters Are Blowing Up The Aging Curve | Jake Lourim | June 17, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Research shows that more than half the women who experience preeclampsia do not know anything about these conditions.Beyond ‘Downton Abbey’: Preeclampsia Maternal Deaths Continue Today | Eleni Tsigas, Christine Morton | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
preeclampsia, or hypertension of pregnancy, can cause stroke, seizures, liver rupture, respiratory failure and maternal death.
British Dictionary definitions for pre-eclampsia
pathol a toxic condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, abnormal weight gain, and oedema: Compare eclampsia
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