UK / US noun [uncountable] medical
a medical condition that affects pregnant women and quickly becomes dangerous if it is not treated

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  • Pre-eclampsia — ICD9 = ICD9|642.4 ICD9|642.7 ICDO = Caption = OMIM = OMIM mult = MedlinePlus = 000898 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 1905 | eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|1885 one of the studies investigating the diminished incidence of pre eclampsia… …   Wikipedia

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  • Pre-eclampsia — La pre eclampsia es una anormalidad del embarazo. Se dice que existe pre eclampsia cuando una mujer embarazada sufre hipertensión y proteinuria. Se piensa que la pre eclampsia esta causada por mediadores de inflamacion o toxinas que segrega la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • pre-eclampsia — n. a condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and other symptoms associated with eclampsia. Derivatives: pre eclamptic adj. & n …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-eclampsia — n. the combination of pregnancy induced hypertension and proteinuria (>0.3 g in 24 hours) with or without oedema. See also: eclampsia, HELLP syndrome …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pre-eclampsia — /pri əˈklæmpsiə/ (say pree uh klampseeuh) noun a toxic condition occurring in pregnancy, the symptoms of which are high blood pressure, protein in the urine, abnormal weight gain, and oedema. Compare eclampsia …  

  • pre-eclampsia — noun a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and proteinuria. Derivatives pre eclamptic adjective &noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Eclampsia — is a serious complication of pregnancy and is characterised by convulsions. Usually eclampsia occurs after the onset of pre eclampsia though sometimes no pre eclamptic symptoms are recognisable.The convulsions may appear before, during or after… …   Wikipedia

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