- a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
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A rare, serious condition of late pregnancy, labour and the period following delivery, characterised by convulsions in the mother which can be life threatening
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Eclampsia is a rare but serious condition which affects women in late pregnancy. If pre-eclampsia is not treated, it can develop into eclampsia, which can cause convulsions and coma. It may require emergency delivery of the baby.
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a serious condition that occurs in late pregnancy, characterised by seizures in the woman
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Toxaemia of pregnancy, which is classically comprises the three symptoms or triad of raised blood pressure, albuminuria and oedema. In the late stages, convulsions occur - Any convulsion
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a form of toxaemia accompanying pregnancy
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A toxic condition (to which pregnant women are particularly susceptible) characterised by high blood pressure and convulsions.
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Eclampsia: Convulsions (seizures) occurring with pregnancy-associated high blood pressure and having no other cause.
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[ New Latin , from Greek ... a shining forth, from ... to shine forth; ... out + ... to shine.] (Medicine)
A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions. » The term is generally restricted to a convulsive affect
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<cardiology, neurology, obstetrics> Convulsions and coma occurring in a pregnant or puerperal woman, associated with preeclampsia, i.e., with hypertension, oedema, and/or proteinuria. ... Origin: Gr. Eklampein = to shine forth ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
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(ә-klamp´se-ә) in pregnant women, the convulsive stage of preeclampsia-eclampsia syndrome; the convulsions are not attributable to other cerebral conditions such as epilepsy. It is a potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by hypertension, generalized edema, and proteinuria. Preeclampsia is a les...
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• (n.) A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions.
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(from the article `preeclampsia and eclampsia`) ...women during a first pregnancy. It is marked by elevated blood pressure (hypertension), protein in the urine (proteinuria), and swelling (edema) ... ...vessels elsewhere in the body. Renal failure and other organ damage then ensues, and hypertension becomes more severe. If the condition...
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(Gr. eklampein to shine forth) convulsions and coma occurring in a pregnant or puerperal woman, associated with preeclampsia, i.e., with hypertension, edema, and/or proteinuria.
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An acute disorder that occurs in pregnant women and represents a progression of preeclampsia. The disorder is characterized by one or more seizures occuring with no warning signals. Women can also experience eclamptic seizures after delivery, usually within the first 48 hours of the child's birth. Broader term(s): Preeclampsia
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eclampsia (iklămp'sēu) , term applied to toxic complications that can occur late in pregnancy. Toxemia of pregnancy occurs in 10% to 20% of pregnant women; symptoms include headache, vertigo, visual disturbances, vomiting, hypertension, and edema. The four categories of hypertension ...
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Eclampsia is the name given to the sudden convulsive seizures sometimes occurring in pregnant women as a result of Bright's disease.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ek-lamp′sē-ă Definitions: 1. Occurrence of one or more convulsions, not attributable to other cerebral conditions such as epilepsy or cerebral hemorrhage, in a patient with preeclampsia.
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Convulsions occurring during pregnancy following pre-eclampsia
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Coma and convulsions during or immediately after pregnancy, characterized by edema, hypertension, and proteinuria.
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Calcium deficiency in a lactating mare
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A form of toxemia (toxins--or poisons--in the blood) accompanying pregnancy. See dropsy.
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The occurrence of seizures that are not attributed to another cause during pregnancy (usually in the 3rd trimester).
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Eclampsia (from the Greek ἐκλάμπειν éklámpein, `to shine forth`, here in the sense of `sudden occurrence`) is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures (convulsions), usually in a woman who has developed pre-eclampsia. (Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are collecti...
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