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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Eclampsia

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Varda Shalev:

    It's the first time that you have a huge amount of data of women and babies together about heart rate, kickings, position for fetus etc and we will be able to analyze this data to predict about events of pregnancy, like pre-term labor like pre-eclampsia and more and we will be able to intervene in the right time.


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