- blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
- toxemia of pregnancy.
Origin of toxemia
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Examples from the Web for toxaemia
The convulsions may come on altogether unexpectedly, but commonly the attack begins with symptoms of toxaemia.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Nothing that so drives out the littlenesses that poison his life and set up the toxaemia of selfishness."Over There" with the Australians
R. Hugh Knyvett
The causes of sleeplessness are very numerous, but in the majority of acute cases the sleeplessness is due to a state of toxaemia.
- a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
- the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
C19: from tox- + -aemia
Word Origin and History for toxaemia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease.blood poisoning
- A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease. Also called blood poisoning
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