toxemia of pregnancy


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toxemia of pregnancy

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Noun1.toxemia of pregnancy - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urinetoxemia of pregnancy - 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
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The severity of anemia, coupled with demonstrable malnutrition during pregnancy, can frequently predispose to the toxemia of pregnancy. [1]
Experimental toxemia of pregnancy in the monkey, with a preliminary report on renin and aldosterone Am J Pathol 1977; 87: 573-590.
Coagulation studies on the peripheral circulation of patients with toxemia of pregnancy: a study for the evaluation of disseminated intravascular coagulation in toxemia.
Spectrum of changes in placenta in toxemia of pregnancy. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2011;54:15-20
Chinchon-Espino, "The onset of an anaplastic ganglioglioma during the post-natal period with signs of toxemia of pregnancy," Revista de Neurologia, vol.
Coscas, "Ocular fluorophotometric and angiographic findings in toxemia of pregnancy," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
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.
Mohanty et al.21 have found significant increase in serum cholesterol in toxemia of pregnancy in primiparous patients.
Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia has also been called toxemia of pregnancy. The incidence of eclampsia in Pakistan ranges from 0.51% to 4%10.
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. Her blood pressure would go up every time she got pregnant.
If you're at all familiar with the history of medicine, you won't be surprised to learn that in 2011 pregnant women are still getting ill and in some cases dying from an entirely preventable disease, toxemia of pregnancy. The "hallmarks" of toxemia are high blood pressure and protein in the urine occurring during pregnancy, often accompanied by edema.