or tox·ae·mi·a

[ tok-see-mee-uh ]
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  1. blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.

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Origin of toxemia

First recorded in 1855–60; tox(o)- + -emia

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Scientific definitions for toxemia


[ tŏk-sēmē-ə ]

  1. 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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