Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See toxemia, toxemic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) Blood poisoning. See under blood.
- n. blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood
- n. an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
- From Neo-Latin, from Ancient Greek (toxicon) 'poison', toxin' + (haima) 'blood' (Wiktionary)
“Autopsies of the dead animals suggest fluorine poisoning or pregnancy toxaemia as the cause of death.”
“He died on January 29th of a phlegmon of the pharynx that had turned into an abscess and led to toxaemia.”
“He was demobbed in February of 1919, and five months later he spent seven weeks in hospital, with a diagnosis of severe alcoholic toxaemia.”
“Oh, I'd guess you'll be treating haemorrhage, toxaemia, ulceration, pneumonia ... maybe even encephalitis.”
“Christabelle and her mother were happily buried in the Family Medical Helper, their tongues practising all the complications known to man -- varicella haemorrhagica, varicella gangrenosa, ulceration, toxaemia, pneumonia, encephalitis.”
“Pathogenic spores germinate in the gut and the multiplying vegetative bacterial rods invade the haemocoel producing toxaemia and septicaemia.”
“Vets were also doing the Caesarean for bad cases of pregnancy toxaemia because once delivered of her lambs the ewe had a better chance of recovery.”
“Only women expecting twins or triplets or experiencing complications such as toxaemia ended up in hospital; everyone else just got on with it at home.”
“Pregnancy toxaemia or pre-eclampsia is a condition which affects around two percent of pregnant women in Sweden.”
“The method has been tested in blind studies on 96 English women with genetic tendencies towards a high risk for toxaemia.”
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