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toxemia

or tox·ae·mi·a

[ tok-see-mee-uh ]
/ tɒkˈsi mi ə /
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noun Pathology.

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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Medical definitions for toxemia

toxemia
[ tŏk-sēmē-ə ]

n.

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

Other words from toxemia

tox•emic (-mĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for toxemia

toxemia
[ tŏk-sēmē-ə ]

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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