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A condition of hypertension occurring in pregnancy, typically accompanied by edema and proteinuria. Also called toxemia of pregnancy.

pre′e·clamp′tic (-tĭk) adj.


or pre-e•clamp•si•a

(ˌpri ɪˈklæmp si ə)

a form of toxemia of pregnancy characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
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Noun1.preeclampsia - abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated
toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine


n preeclampsia
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Preeclamptic women also often have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands.
Systolic and diastolic blood pressures (SBP, DBP) were significantly higher in preeclamptic groups when compared to normal pregnant women (p < 0.
The Shapiro-Wilk test was used to verify the normality of the data and the parametric Student's t-test was applied to compare the means of BK markings per section between the group of healthy placentas and the preeclamptic placentas group.
C-Reactive Protein and doppler of uterine arteries in preeclamptic patients and healthy normotensive pregnant women).
Some studies have observed increased maternal serum visfatin levels in preeclamptic patients compared to their matched pregnant controls.
Changes in LDL size and HDL concentration in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies.
Although the RBCFL and serum folate levels of the preeclamptic mothers were found lower compared with those who were not preeclamptic, the difference was not statistically significant (p=0.
In another study by Yuan et al, carotid arterial IMT, internal diameter, pulse wave velocity and arterial wall tension were significantly greater in preeclamptic group even after adjusting for body mass index and carotid arterial pressure (24).
Among the 30 cases of preeclamptic women included in this study, the mean age was 26.
Additionally, differential expression of miR-185 has been observed in placenta samples from preeclamptic pregnancies compared with non-preeclamptic pregnancies (Ishibashi et al.
HELLP (Hemolysis-Elevated Liver enzymes-Low Platelets) syndrome, which is a more severe form that develops in approximately 4-20% of preeclamptic patients, is characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low thrombocyte numbers, and is associated with high maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality.
Besides, with the exponentially alarming increase in the incidence of preeclampsia, few reports have also substantiated the association of Glu298Asp variant polymorphism with a striking decrease in NO levels eventually leading to its altered expression among preeclamptic women (21).