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eclampsia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eclampsia  \Ec*lamp"si*a\,  n.  [NL.,  from  Gr  ?  a  shining  forth, 
  fr  ?  to  shine  forth;  ?  out  +  ?  to  shine.]  (Med.) 
  A  fancied  perception  of  flashes  of  light,  a  symptom  of 
  epilepsy;  hence  epilepsy  itself  convulsions. 
 
  Note:  The  term  is  generally  restricted  to  a  convulsive 
  affection  attending  pregnancy  and  parturition,  and  to 
  infantile  convulsions. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eclampsia 
  n  :  characterized  by  convulsions  and  possibly  coma  during  or 
  immediately  after  pregnancy 




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