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preeclampsia vs. eclampsia
preeclampsia vs. eclampsia: What's the difference?
Preeclampsia and eclampsia refer to high blood pressure disorders that occur during pregnancy (generally after about 20 weeks of pregnancy). Preeclampsia happens when blood pressure spikes suddenly, reducing blood flow to the fetus. It can develop into the more severe condition of eclampsia, which causes seizures or a coma in the pregnant person.
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- a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
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- a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and convulsions.