eclampsia


eclampsia
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 pressure

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