American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Coma and convulsions before, during, or shortly after childbirth, characterized by edema, hypertension, and proteinuria.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a flashing of light before the eyes; also, rapid convulsive motions. The name is applied to convulsions resembling those of epilepsy, but not of true epilepsy: as, the eclampsia of childbirth. Also
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions.
- n. a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
- Coined Greek, from ecto-, 'out of', and lampein, 'to shine'. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek eklampsis, a shining forth, sudden development, from eklampein, to shine forth : ek-, out; see ecto- + lampein, to shine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Doctors warn of the more serious condition, called eclampsia, which is characterized by headache, disturbances of vision, vomiting, pain in the stomach, and possibly convulsions or coma.”
“Since the only cure for eclampsia is getting the baby out, I’d had an emergency C-section as soon as I arrived at the hospital.”
“(Screw the book — you can’t die before I meet you in person = P) But yes, eclampsia is way scary and you are indeed lucky.”
“Pre-eclampsia: Researchers developed and tested a model that allows doctors to identify pregnant women at increased risk of major complications from pre-eclampsia, which is a leading cause of maternal deaths, according to a report in The Lancet.”
“If you're someone who has - having multiples or you had a history of heart disease or you have something known as eclampsia, you may want to stay away from the running.”
“KALISH: The overall risk of having pre-eclampsia, which is high blood pressure in pregnancy, is about 7 percent.”
“And sometimes preeclampsia can actually progress to something known as eclampsia, and that's actually when you have the seizures as well.”
“These are signs that the most serious stage of this complication, called eclampsia, may be developing.”
“If the swelling increases suddenly or causes very rapid weight gain, women should go to a health facility to have their blood pressure and urine checked for pre-eclampsia, which is a life-threatening complication (see Chapter 9).”
“Medical problems, such as pre-eclampsia, which is extremely high blood pressure in the mother, or foetal distress, do not fully explain the increase of induced deliveries, which often result in late preterm births - birth between 32 and 36 weeks.”
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