puerperal eclampsia


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Related to puerperal eclampsia: Postpartum toxemia

eclampsia

 [e-klamp´se-ah]
in pregnant women, the convulsive stage of preeclampsia-eclampsia syndrome; the convulsions are not attributable to other cerebral conditions such as epilepsy. It is a potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by hypertension, generalized edema, and proteinuria. Preeclampsia is a less severe, nonconvulsive form of the disorder. adj., adj eclamp´tic.
puerperal eclampsia that occurring after or during childbirth.
uremic eclampsia eclampsia due to uremia.

pu·er·per·al ec·lamp·si·a

convulsions and coma associated with hypertension, edema, or proteinuria occurring in a woman following delivery.

puerperal eclampsia

Etymology: L, puerpus, childbirth; Gk, ek, out, lampein, to flash
a condition of coma and convulsive seizures occurring after childbirth. It is associated with hypertension, edema, and proteinuria. See also puerperal fever.

pu·er·per·al ec·lamp·sia

(pyū-er'pĕr-ăl ĕ-klamp'sē-ă)
Convulsions and coma associated with hypertension, edema, or proteinuria occurring in a woman after delivery of a child.

eclampsia

a syndrome including convulsions and coma occurring in animals soon after birth of the young.

bitch eclampsia
see puerperal tetany.
guinea pig eclampsia
see pregnancy toxemia (3) and ketosis.
mare eclampsia
puerperal eclampsia
see puerperal tetany.
sow eclampsia
a poorly defined condition of older sows after farrowing which responds to treatment with calcium and magnesium.
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