toxemia




Definitions of toxemia
  1. noun

    an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine

    synonyms:
    toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia of pregnancy
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    types:

    eclampsia

    a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
    pre-eclampsia, preeclampsia

    abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated
    type of:

    illness, malady, sickness, unwellness

    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

  2. noun

    blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood

    synonyms:
    toxaemia
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    type of:

    blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia

    invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection

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