Eclampsia meaning

ĭ-klămpsē-ə
Coma or convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia, occurring in late pregnancy, during labor, or within 24 hours after giving birth.
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An attack of convulsions; specif., a disorder that may occur late in pregnancy, characterized by convulsions, edema, and elevated blood pressure.
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(pathology) A complication of pregnancy characterized by convulsions and coma. See preeclampsia.
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Coma or convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia, occurring in late pregnancy, during labor, or within 24 hours after giving birth.
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Origin of eclampsia

  • New Latin from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, sudden development from eklampein to shine forth ek- out ecto– lampein to shine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined Greek, from ecto-, 'out of', and lampein, 'to shine'.

    From Wiktionary