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Related to toxaemia: toxaemia of pregnancy, septicemia

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.
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And we are only a short time away from using new drugs that cancel out the effects of the toxaemia. Within 10 years, pre-eclampsia should be consigned, like smallpox, to the dustbin of history.
Blindness and retinal changes in preeclamptic toxaemia. N Y State J Med 1978;78(12):1930-2.
Pregnancy toxaemia of ewes (Twin Lamb Disease) is an acute metabolic disorder occurring during late pregnancy.
coli toxaemia on day 20 were analysed using a Chi-squared analyses (using either a yes or no criteria).
These cows were subjected to detailed clinico-pathological examination to rule out musculo-skeletal abnormalities, toxaemia and peri-parturient diseases.
Cats who manage to survive the toxaemia that results from urine swishing about in their abdomen will struggle to urinate properly for the rest of their lives.
Palatability and digestibility can be very poor, which would reduce the voluntary food intake leading to poor performance in both cattle and sheep and ketosis or pregnancy toxaemia in breeding animals unless adequate supplementation is given.
Study of placental pathology in toxaemia of pregnancy and its fetal implications.
In present case, antibiotic prevented toxaemia, atropine sulphate stablised intestinal motility and keeping animal offed gave a rest to intestinal tract.
THE most common causes of recumbency in pregnant sheep are pregnancy toxaemia (twin lamb disease), hypocalcaemia (milk fever) and listeriosis.
In biology, toxaemia is the poisoning of what liquid found in the body?
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.