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toxemia

 [tok-se´me-ah]
1. the condition resulting from the spread of bacterial products (toxins) by the bloodstream.
2. a name formerly used to indicate a pregnancy-related syndrome typified by edema, proteinuria, and hypertension that was thought to be due to a toxin released by the mother in response to a foreign protein of the developing fetus. adj., adj toxe´mic.
toxemia of pregnancy former name for preeclampsia-eclampsia syndrome.

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; in certain infections by gram-negative bacteria, endotoxins probably play a role when the bacterial cell wall breaks down, releasing a complex lipopolysaccharide; however, the role of other bacterial substances is unclear, except in the case of the specific exotoxins such as those of diphtheria and tetanus.
2. The clinical syndrome caused by toxic substances in the blood.
3. A lay term referring to the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Synonym(s): toxicemia
[G. toxikon, poison, + haima, blood]

toxemia

/tox·emia/ (tok-se´me-ah)
1. the condition resulting from the spread of bacterial products (toxins) by the bloodstream.
2. a condition resulting from metabolic disturbances, e.g., toxemia of pregnancy.toxe´mic

toxemia

(tŏk-sē′mē-ə)
n.
A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms. Also called blood poisoning.

tox·e′mic adj.

toxemia

[toksē′mē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, toxikon, poison, haima, blood
the presence of bacterial toxins in the bloodstream. Also spelled toxaemia. Also called septicemia. See also preeclampsia. toxemic, adj.

toxemia

Gynecology A condition in which HTN and fluid retention occur late in pregnancy. See Preeclampsia.

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]

Toxemia

Poisoning of the blood.
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toxemia (täk·sēˑ·mē·),

n the presence of bacterial toxins in the bloodstream. Also called
blood poisoning.
toxemia of pregnancy,
n condition encountered in pregnancy charac-terized by high blood pressure, proteinuria, and edema. May precede the onset of seizures (eclampsia). Also called
preeclampsia.

tox·e·mi·a

(tok-sē'mē-ă )
1. Clinical manifestations observed during some infectious diseases, assumed to be caused by toxins and other noxious substances elaborated by infectious agent.
2. Clinical syndrome caused by toxic substances in blood.
[G. toxikon, poison, + haima, blood]

toxemia (toksē´mēə),

n an abnormal condition in which there are toxic substances present in the blood.

toxemia

1. the condition resulting from the spread of bacterial products (toxins) by the bloodstream.
2. a condition resulting from metabolic disturbances.
Clinically there is depression, lethargy, separation from the group, reduced appetite, slow growth, poor production, low fecal output, weak pulse of normal rate, hemic murmur, weakness, albuminuria. There may be localizing signs such as pressure by an abscess. See also toxemic shock.

alimentary toxemia
toxemia due to absorption from the alimentary canal of chemical poisons generated therein; a form of autointoxication.
pregnancy toxemia
see pregnancy toxemia.
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Cases of adult intestinal toxemia botulism were confirmed by detection of C.
The effects of treatment with Sairei-to on toxemia of pregnancy, as evaluated by measurement of umbilical arterial blood flow.
La toxemia suele afectar a las mujeres jovenes en los ultimos meses de su primer embarazo, y aun se desconoce la causa.
Pregnancy toxemia is the result of a drop in the doe's blood glucose toward the end of the gestation as a result of the rapidly increasing energy demand of the fetus(es).
Lo cierto es que cuando una mujer se embaraza por primera vez despues de los 30 anos, se considera que su embarazo es de alto riesgo, pues puede haber desde abortos repetidos, pasando por trastornos geneticos y malformaciones congenitas, hasta toxemia gravidica (eclampsia) que pone en peligro la vida del nino por nacer y a la futura madre.
The patient who died, a 40-year-old woman, presented late to the hospital with toxemia and did not respond to antibiotics.
Still, despite medical advances, approximately 50,000 babies die every year in the United States because of birth complications such as toxemia (hypertension), notes Ward.
La toxemia se mantiene como la principal causa directa de mortalidad materna en el pais, en el ano 2002 una de cada 3 mujeres fallecio por esta causa; mientras que 1 de cada 10 decesos maternos fue provocado por complicaciones resultantes de abortos y en similar proporcion por hemorragias o por problemas ocurridos durante el parto.
She's extra special in some ways, as we nearly lost her mother, Julianna, through pregnancy toxemia, laying around for weeks before we nursed her back to health.
More distinctive clinical hallmarks are hemorrhagic inflammation of the lymph nodes in the chest cavity, hemorrhagic pleural effusions, bacteremia and toxemia resulting in severe respiratory difficulty (dyspnea), deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues (hypoxia), and septic shock.
Installed near the front end of the chicken-processing line, cameras look for defects such as improperly bled birds and those afflicted by systemic diseases, like septicemia and toxemia.
Benjamin is that for a product called Seasilver, which is promoted on its Web sire as having "remarkable results" for treating more than 100 conditions ranging from "cancer, all types" to Hodgkin's disease, broken bones, and toxemia.