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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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adj toxémico
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The clinical picture was disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to severe cutaneous anthrax complicated with toxemic shock.
McLennan, "Antecubital and femoral venous pressure in normal and toxemic pregnancy," American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.
Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) is benign self-limiting pruritic inflammatory disorder that usually affects primigravida in the last weeks of pregnancy or immediately postpartum.3 Also known as toxemic rash or polymorphic eruption of pregnancy.
None of our patients developed complications such as secondary infection and toxemic shock, and no mortality occurred.
Sybil suffered from multiple seizures after her family dismissed warnings from family physician Dr Clarkson that she may be toxemic and to go to hospital for an emergency C-section, instead takiing advice from a specialist Sir Philip Tapsell (Tim Pigott-Smith).
Prospects for preventing serious systemic toxemic complications of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections using shiga toxin receptor analogues.