eclampsia

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eclampsia \Ec*lamp"si*a\, noun [NL., from Gr. ? a shining forth, fr. ? to shine forth; ? out + ? to shine.] (Med.) A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions.

Note: The term is generally restricted to a convulsive affection attending pregnancy and parturition, and to infantile convulsions.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

eclampsia

noun

1: a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy


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