preeclampsia

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pre·e·clamp·si·a

 (prē′ĭ-klămp′sē-ə)
n.
A condition of hypertension occurring in pregnancy, typically accompanied by edema and proteinuria. Also called toxemia of pregnancy.

pre′e·clamp′tic (-tĭk) adj.

pre•e•clamp•si•a

or pre-e•clamp•si•a

(ˌpri ɪˈklæmp si ə)

n.
a form of toxemia of pregnancy characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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preeclampsia

n preeclampsia
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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).
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Key components of the physical exam involve taking blood pressure to make sure patients are not preeclamptic, and inspecting the back of their eyes with an ophthalmoscope to rule out papilledema.
The paradoxical effect of smoking in preeclamptic pregnancies: Smoking reduces the incidence but increases the rates of perinatal mortality, abruptio placentae, and intrauterine growth restriction.
research assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, demonstrate that elevated secretion of arginine vasopressin (AVP) can be a very early biomarker of a preeclamptic pregnancy.
Therefore, the use sequencing-based methods in future studies of the clearance of fetal DNA in preeclamptic pregnancies would also be worthwhile.
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3 [micro]g/kg) was used in a preeclamptic patient with prolonged bleeding time in an attempt to correct her bleeding tendency and prepare her for epidural anesthesia (5).
Acute restriction of focal, spiral artery blood flow or premature detachment of the placenta from the uterus causes villous infarction (Figure 4, C and D), the historically most frequently (or readily) diagnosed placental lesion, which starts to develop 2 to 4 hours to 4 days after an acute hypoxic event, (13) the incidence thereof depending on gestational age, with preterm preeclamptic placentas being more vulnerable.
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K AND HER HUSBAND FILED SUIT FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BASED ON THE FAILURE TO PROPERLY TREAT HER PREECLAMPTIC SYMPTOMS PRIOR TO HER STROKE.