Meaning of toxemia of pregnancy

toxe'mia of preg'nancy

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, edema, and the presence of protein in the urine. Cf. eclampsia, preeclampsia.
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