toxaemia

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Related to toxaemia of pregnancy: Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, pregnancy toxemia

toxaemia

See toxemia.

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.

toxaemia

see toxemia.
References in periodicals archive ?
The most important feature in toxaemia of pregnancy is hypertension which is supposed to be due to vasospastic phenomenon in kidney, uterus, placenta and brain (4).
Flower C A: Magnesium sulphate in toxaemia of pregnancy new dosage schedule based on body weight.
Studies on lipoperoxide of normal pregnant women and of patients with toxaemia of pregnancy.