Definitions for eclampsiaɪˈklæmp si ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•lamp•si•aɪˈklæmp si ə(n.)

  1. a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and convulsions.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of eclampsia:

1855–60; < Gk éklamps(is) sudden development, der. of eklámpein to shine forth, burst (ek-ec - +lámpein to shine)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. eclampsia(noun)

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


  1. eclampsia(Noun)

    A complication of pregnancy characterized by convulsions and coma. See preeclampsia.

  2. Origin: Coined Greek, from ecto-, 'out of', and lampein, 'to shine'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eclampsia(noun)

    a fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions


  1. Eclampsia

    Eclampsia is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. Eclampsia includes seizures and coma that happen during pregnancy but are not due to preexisting or organic brain disorders.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Eclampsia

    Onset of HYPERREFLEXIA; SEIZURES; or COMA in a previously diagnosed pre-eclamptic patient (PRE-ECLAMPSIA).


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