eclampsia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek eklampsis sudden flashing, from eklampein to shine forth, from ex- out + lampein to shine Date: circa 1860 a convulsive state; especially an attack of convulsions during pregnancy or parturitioneclamptic adjective

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  • eclampsia — toxemia del embarazo, que se origina sobre todo en primíparas durante el tercer trimestre caracterizada por hipertensión, proteinuria, edema, hiperreflexia y, si no se controla adecuadamente, convulsiones clasificación internacional de la… …   Diccionario médico

  • eclâmpsia — s. f. [Medicina] O mesmo que eclampsia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Eclampsia — Ec*lamp si*a, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a shining forth, fr. ? to shine forth; ? out + ? to shine.] (Med.) A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions. [1913 Webster] Note: The term is generally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eclampsia — vgl. Eklampsie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • eclampsia — s. f. Afecção que se manifesta nas parturientes ou nas mulheres que estão próximas do termo da gestação, caracterizada por espasmos convulsivos epileptiformes e urinas albuminúricas. = ECLAMPSE …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • eclampsia — (Del gr. ἔκλαμψις, brillo o resplandor súbito). f. Med. Enfermedad de carácter convulsivo, que suelen padecer los niños y las mujeres embarazadas o recién paridas. Acomete con accesos, y va acompañada o seguida ordinariamente de pérdida o… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • eclampsia — ► NOUN Medicine ▪ a condition in which one or more convulsions occur in a pregnant woman suffering from high blood pressure, often followed by coma. DERIVATIVES eclamptic adjective. ORIGIN Greek eklampsis sudden development …   English terms dictionary

  • eclampsia — [ek lamp′sē ə] n. [ModL < Gr eklampsis, a shining forth < ek , out + lampein, to shine: see LAMP] an attack of convulsions; specif., a disorder that may occur late in pregnancy, characterized by convulsions, edema, and elevated blood… …   English World dictionary

  • eclampsia — Occurrence of one or more convulsions, not attributable to other cerebral conditions such as epilepsy or cerebral hemorrhage, in a patient with preeclampsia. [G. eklampsis, a shining forth] puerperal e. convulsions and coma associated with… …   Medical dictionary

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