toxaemia


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Related to toxaemia: toxaemia of pregnancy, septicemia

toxaemia

(tɒkˈsiːmɪə) or

toxemia

n
1. (Pathology) a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
2. (Pathology) the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
[C19: from tox- + -aemia]
toxˈaemic, toxˈemic adj

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toxaemia - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urinetoxaemia - 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.toxaemia - blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the bloodtoxaemia - 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
Translations
Toxämie

toxaemia

toxemia (US) [tɒkˈsiːmɪə] Ntoximia f

toxaemia

, (US) toxemia
nBlutvergiftung f, → Sepsis f (spec)

toxaemia

toxemia (Am) [tɒkˈsiːmɪə] ntossiemia
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Some herbalists use it to treat a range of afflictions including jaundice, gastritis, gallstones, malaria, sandfly fever, toxaemia arising from drugs and environmental chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, shingles, bladder disorders, renal colic and leukopaenia (diminishing white blood cells) arising from chemotherapy.
Plus, you'll reduce the risk of pregnancy complications, some of which can be very serious such as miscarriage, diabetes, toxaemia and the need to have a caesarean.
Diseases and Conditions: The reported plants were used against following 26 diseases and conditions: agalactia, anestrus, anorexia, chronic diarrhoea, colic, constipation, enhancing milk production, expulsion of placenta, fever, foot rot, heat stroke, indigestion, traumatic inflammation, non-specific jaundice, mastitis, panting, pneumonia, uterine prolapse, red water, rheumatism, toxaemia, tympany, worm infestation and external wounds.
The maternal indications in descending order are--Previous CS, NPOL [No Progress of Labour], CPD [Cephalopelvic Disproportion], Toxaemia, APH [Antepartum Haemorrhage] and Medical disorders in pregnancy, whereas the Foetal indications in descending order are--Foetal distress, PROM [Premature Rupture of Membranes], severe oligohydramnios, Breech presentation, Twin pregnancy and Post-dated pregnancy.
The latter in particular occurs when obnoxious fluid fills the womb, causing toxaemia.
In the human body, toxaemia is more commonly known by what name?
Any delay in management and treatment of such condition may lead to oedema, ischemia, laceration, heamorrhages, toxaemia, prostration and shock, making prognosis poor to grave (Pandey and Pandey, 2002).
The patient had a severe septic shock due to diphtheria toxaemia, which eventually led to his death within 17 hours of admission on 11th August, 2011.
At this stage if the disease goes unrecognised, the temperature, pulse and respiration are increased and the animal may die from septicaemia and toxaemia.
Spontaneous rupture of liver neoplasms, including cavernous haemangiomata [11], has also been described in the absence of pre-eclampsia toxaemia (PET), and the pathophysiology in these cases may be varied.
Suggested mechanisms include metabolic disturbances, hyperpyrexia, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, toxaemia and nonspecific cerebral changes in the form of oedema and haemorrhage.