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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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(tɒkˈsi mi ə)

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.
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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n toxemia
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If it's diagnosed, it can "I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month.
Coagulation studies on the peripheral circulation of patients with toxemia of pregnancy: a study for the evaluation of disseminated intravascular coagulation in toxemia.
He was actually transferred on Monday 16/4 to the Ramallah Medical Complex, where they found that he is suffering from toxemia, he underwent another surgery, his health was improved until Thursday 18/04, were his health status deteriorated, he was transferred to the Israeli Hospital Tel Hashomer, were they discovered he has a brain damage that led to Ahmed's coma, until about 4:15 pm on Wednesday 25/4 where he was declared dead.
The obstruction affects the blood supply to affected part leading to necrosis of affected intestinal part followed by toxemia and death.
The major causes of maternal deaths are hemorrhage, puerperal sepsis, toxemia of pregnancy and obstructed labor, he informed and added that several studies on maternal mortality have identified the need for addressing delays in accessing emergency obstetric care and for integrated efforts for saving mothers' lives both at the community and hospital level.
The placenta, if not formed appropriately, also may result in preeclampsia (toxemia), stillbirth, or preterm birth.
According to a press release issued to press Dr.Ahmed Khan in charge of the district mobile unite along with team administered vaccines against seasonal diseases among cattle and enterio toxemia in goats and sheep.
Dark gums may suggest a case of severe shock or toxemia (heart not pumping properly and/or blood pooling in the gum's blood vessels), which also brings us to the next checking point of the vital signs: Capillary refill time.
Let me tell Godfrey and all those who may have similar thinking this sad story: When I was just starting my practice, we had a young mother who had what we call preeclampsia or toxemia of pregnancy.