toxaemia


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Related to toxaemia: toxaemia of pregnancy, septicemia

toxaemia

See toxemia.

toxaemia

Alternative medicine
A popular term used by providers of alternative healthcare for the accumulation of toxins and metabolic wastes. Given the breadth of its definition, some mainstream physicians believe that toxaemia may be overdiagnosed and overtreated by alternative health providers.

Mainstream medicine
Pre-eclampsia, see there.

tox·e·mi·a

(tok-sē'mē-ă )
1. Clinical manifestations observed during certain infectious diseases, assumed to be caused by toxins and other noxious substances elaborated by the infectious agent.
2. The clinical syndrome caused by toxic substances in the blood.
3. A lay term referring to the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Synonym(s): toxaemia.
[G. toxikon, poison, + haima, blood]

toxaemia

The presence of bacterial or other poisons (toxins) in the blood. Compare SEPTICAEMIA.

toxaemia

see toxemia.
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Study of placental pathology in toxaemia of pregnancy and its fetal implications.
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Minor ailments during pregnancy are unlikely to concern insurance underwriters, but there are a number of situations such as high blood pressure, diabetes, toxaemia and hypertension, which can affect pregnant women unexpectedly and which underwriters will consider a risk.
You'll also reduce the risk of pregnancy complications, some of which can be very serious such as miscarriage, diabetes, toxaemia and the need for a caesarean section.
Visual system involvement is due to the severe toxaemia.
In a few cases a serious infection of the womb (metritis) occurs with toxaemia and septicaemia, which can be life threatening even when appropriate treatment is given.
Bacterial infection can follow, with toxaemia and kidney damage occurring as a result.