blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
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How to use toxemia in a sentence
They suffer, however, from a slow, continuous intestinal toxemia or poison.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) | Grant Hague
It is possible in some instances that the eruption may be an expression of a mild toxemia of gastro-intestinal origin.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
It is the general opinion that in the majority of instances there is no systemic toxemia.
The most common immediate exciting cause during pregnancy is toxemia from faulty metabolism and excretion.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
It is usually impossible to differentiate in pregnancy a lighting up of an old nephritis from a toxemia.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
Scientific definitions for toxemia
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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