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  • n  a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy

  • His purpose was to cause cancer; instead, the rats developed eclampsia.
  • Various degrees of blood poisoning, including the deadliest form known as eclampsia (marked by coma and convulsions), are somehow involved in a pregnant woman's kidney disturbances.
  • He explained that in eclampsia the child poisons the mother's blood and the mother's blood in turn poisons the child.
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  • JCI early table of contents for June 24, 2013
    ( Journal of Clinical Investigation ) This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy releases to be published online, June 24, 2013, in the JCI: A prenatal trigger for postnatal obesity; Gene dysregulation underlies preeclampsia; The inflammatory consequences of chronic cannabis use; and many more.
    June 24, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Elias Zerhouni in BBC News
    National Institutes of Health director Elias Zerhouni said: "The finding appears to be an important step in developing a cure for pre-eclampsia. It may also provide the basis for predicting whether or not a woman will develop the disorder."
  • Max Clifford in
    Pr man Max Clifford said: "We're praying for her but only time will tell. In the past few weeks she's been in increasing pain with her legs and feet swollen. We just hope it's not pre-eclampsia."
  • Tony Abbott in The Age
    Researchers have found that maternal asthma during pregnancy affects human foetal growth, with males more at risk than females,Mr Abbott said. "Complications include placental insufficiency, pre-eclampsia, infection, intra-uterine growth...

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