toxemia of pregnancy

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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.

toxemia of pregnancy

toxemia of pregnancy

pregnancy-induced hypertension

A term that encompasses isolated (nonproteinuric) hypertension (HTN)—pre-eclampsia—or proteinuric HTN—eclampsia; PIH occurs in 5–15% of pregnancies, and is a major cause of obstetric and perinatal M&M.
Clinical signs
Oedema, swelling (especially facial).

Low-dose aspirin.

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