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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.