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Coma or convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia, occurring in late pregnancy, during labor, or within 24 hours after giving birth.
[New Latin, from Greek eklampsis, a shining forth, sudden development, from eklampein, to shine forth : ek-, out; see ecto- + lampein, to shine.]
e·clamp′tic (-tĭk) adj.
1. (Pathology) pathol a toxic condition of unknown cause that sometimes develops in the last three months of pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure, abnormal weight gain and convulsions. Compare pre-eclampsia
2. (Veterinary Science) another name for milk fever (in cattle)
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine]
ec•lamp•si•a(ɪˈklæmp si ə)
a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and convulsions.
[1855–60; < Greek éklamps(is) sudden development, derivative of eklámpein to shine forth, burst (ek- ec- + lámpein to shine)]
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eclampsia[ɪˈklæmpsɪə] N → eclampsia f
n (Med) → Eklampsie f
n. eclampsia, desorden convulsivo tóxico que se presenta gen. al final del embarazo o pocos días después del parto.