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hyperemesis gravidarum

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  • n. A rare complication of pregnancy, similar to severe morning sickness, sometimes fatal if left untreated.

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  • n. hyperemesis during pregnancy; if severe it can result in damage to the brain and liver and kidney

Etymologies

From hyperemesis + Latin gravidarum ("pregnant"). (Wiktionary)

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  • "On March 31, 1855, Charlotte Bronte died. She was 38 years old, married a mere nine months and she was pregnant. What killed her was probably the same disorder that is now afflicting the Duchess of Cambridge. Hyperemesis gravidarum, excessive vomiting in pregnancy, is a life-threatening condition to be treated as a medical emergency."
    - Germaine Greer, Kate's condition can kill, it's no joke, theage.com.au, 21 December 2012.

    December 20, 2012