preeclampsia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1923 a serious condition developing in late pregnancy that is characterized by a sudden rise in blood pressure, excessive weight gain, generalized edema, proteinuria, severe headache, and visual disturbances and that may result in eclampsia if untreated • preeclamptic adjective

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  • preeclampsia — pre•e•clamp•si•a or pre e•clamp•si•a [[t]ˌpri ɪˈklæmp si ə[/t]] n. pat a form of toxemia of pregnancy characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • preeclampsia — noun abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated • Syn: ↑pre eclampsia • Hypernyms: ↑toxemia of pregnancy, ↑toxaemia of pregnancy, ↑toxemia, ↑toxaemia …   Useful english dictionary

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