toxemia :

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  • n  an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
  • n  blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood

  • At a press conference, Steptoe explained that the baby was delivered early by caesarean section because Lesley Brown had developed toxemia, a disorder of pregnancy usually .
  • Physicians noted a toxemia which they believed due to a focal infection in her appendix.
  • Prebirth information begins with a detailed form in which the mother can describe her pregnancy, including such complications as toxemia and German measles.

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