an attack of convulsions; specif., a disorder that may occur late in pregnancy, characterized by convulsions, edema, and elevated blood pressure
Origin of eclampsiaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek eklampsis, a shining forth ; from ek-, out + lampein, to shine: see lamp
Coma or convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia, occurring in late pregnancy, during labor, or within 24 hours after giving birth.
Origin of eclampsiaNew Latin, from Greek eklampsis, a shining forth, sudden development, from eklampein, to shine forth : ek-, out; see ecto– + lampein, to shine.
(usually uncountable, plural eclampsias)
Coined Greek, from ecto-, 'out of', and lampein, 'to shine'.