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tox·e·mi·a

 (tŏk-sē′mē-ə)
n.
A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms. Also called blood poisoning.

tox·e′mic adj.
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tox•e•mi•a

(tɒkˈsi mi ə)

n.
1. blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
2. an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and edema.
[1855–60]
tox•e′mic, adj.
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toxemia, toxaemia

1. a condition of illness due to the presence in the bloodstream of toxins.
2. blood poisoning. — toxemic, toxaemic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toxemia - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urinetoxemia - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
eclampsia - a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
preeclampsia, pre-eclampsia - abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated
2.toxemia - blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the bloodtoxemia - blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood
blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia - invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
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toxemia

n toxemia
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