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Related to toxemia: preeclampsia


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.


(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.

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.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


n toxemia
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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.
Se le suele relacionar con infeccion por Clostridium, que ocasiona un cuadro de gangrena gaseosa acompanado de toxemia sistemica, crepitos y una extensa inflamacion (3).
Major groups of complications in this study group were anemia, toxemia and hydramnios.
Toxins produced by these bacteria are absorbed from uterus resulting in toxemia (Noakes et al.
They also commented that F/P ratio decreases with increase in toxemia.
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.
Zinc deficiency effects the maternal by showing various consequences like low birth weight spontaneous abortion and pregnancy related toxemia.
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.
On the contrary, if the physiologic functions of the nervous system or the uterus itself are disturbed, the reaction of the mother to the stimuli of the pregnant uterus may assume an unnatural character and become pathologic and there begins late toxemia.
Intestinal toxemia botulism is an infectious form of botulism in which illness results from ingesting spores, which is followed by spore germination and intraluminal production of botulinum neurotoxins over an extended period (2).