pre-eclampsia :

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  • n  abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated

  • The cause of her death remains unknown: pre-eclampsia may have brought on seizures, or her uterus may have ruptured.

  • 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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