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tox·e·mic

(tok-sē'mik),
Pertaining to, affected by, or manifesting the features of toxemia.

tox·e·mic

(tok-sē'mik)
Pertaining to, affected by, or manifesting the features of toxemia.
Synonym(s): toxaemic.

toxemia

(tok-se'me-a) [ toxi- + -emia]
Distribution throughout the body of poisonous products of bacteria growing in a focal or local site, thus producing generalized symptoms.

Symptoms

The condition is marked by fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and symptoms of shock. In tetanus, the nervous system is esp. affected; in diphtheria, nerves and muscles are affected.

eclamptogenic toxemia

Pregnancy-induced hypertension.

toxemia of pregnancy

Former term for pregnancy-induced hypertension.
eclampsia; preeclampsia; toxemic (-mik), adjective

toxemic

emanating from or pertaining to toxemia.

toxemic agalactia
toxemic jaundice
a complex of diseases in sheep including phytogenous chronic copper poisoning in which copper accumulation is fostered by copper converter plants such as subterranean clover, hepatogenous chronic copper poisoning, a combination of copper and plant poisoning, and simple poisoning by the same plants without any copper component. The clinical signs include jaundice, toxemia, possibly severe anemia.
toxemic shock
caused by the presence of large quantities of potent toxins in the bloodstream. They cause peripheral vasodilatation and a precipitate fall in blood pressure accompanied by mucosal pallor, hypothermia, tachycardia and muscle weakness, e.g. in coliform toxicosis.
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Infants with gross congenital anomalies, infants of diabetic mothers, toxemic mothers and infants whose gestational age could not be accurately assessed were not included in the study.
Leon Chesley oversaw all of our toxemic patients--and we had them each and every day of our training at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
Staphylococcus aureus is a very versatile pathogen causing a variety of infections ranging from superficial infections (skin lesions) to toxemic syndromes (food poisoning) to life threatening conditions (osteomyletis, septicemia).
Animal suffers from high temperature, severe effects of bacterial toxins on mammary gland and also on systemic toxemic condition.
Staphylococcus aureus is an extraordinarily versatile pathogen causing a wide variety of infections ranging from superficial infections (skin abscess, wound infections), to toxemic syndromes (food poisoning) to life threatening conditions (osteomyletis, endocarditis).