puerperal eclampsia

n.

Convulsions and coma that are associated with hypertension, edema, or proteinuria, occurring in a woman immediately following childbirth.

Nearby words

  1. puerile,
  2. puerilism,
  3. puerility,
  4. puerpera,
  5. puerperal,
  6. puerperal fever,
  7. puerperal metritis,
  8. puerperal psychosis,
  9. puerperal septicemia,
  10. puerperal tetanus


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