What does eclampsia mean?

Definitions for eclampsiaɪˈklæmp si ə

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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

  2. Origin: [NL., from Gr. a shining forth, fr. to shine forth; out + to shine.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eclampsia

    ek-lamp′si-a, n. a term often erroneously applied as synonymous with epilepsy, while it is really the equivalent of convulsions, but usually restricted to such as are due to such local or general causes as teething, child-bearing, &c.—also Eclamp′sy.—adj. Eclamp′tic. [Formed from Gr. eklampein, to shine forth.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Eclampsia

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclampsia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclampsia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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