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pre-eclampsia:

see eclampsiaeclampsia
, term applied to toxic complications that can occur late in pregnancy. Toxemia of pregnancy occurs in 10% to 20% of pregnant women; symptoms include headache, vertigo, visual disturbances, vomiting, hypertension, and edema.
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Plasma triglycerides levels in cord and maternal blood of pre-eclamptic subjects was significantly higher than the control values (p < 0.
These findings point to the involvement of oxidative stress markers in pre-eclamptic patients20.
In a quantitative investigation of hemodynamic adaptation to pregnancy using uterine artery Doppler ultrasonography, higher RI was found in the pre-eclamptic patients of third trimester (26).
Methods: Blood samples from 97 pre-eclamptic and 94 healthy pregnant women were analyzed using restriction fragment length polymorphism-polymerase chain reaction method.
The relation of increased uterine artery blood flow resistance and impaired trophoblast invasion in pre-eclamptic pregnancies.
Role of tetrahydrobiopterin in the regulation of activity of human placental nitric oxide synthase in normal and pre-eclamptic pregnancies.
Sample-size was calculated on the basis of one previous study that assessed nutritional status of pre-eclamptic women in Iranian population.
Comparative study of trace elements and serum ceruloplasmin level in normal and pre-eclamptic pregnancies with their cord blood.
van Asshe, "A study of placental bed spiral arteries and trophoblast invasion in normal and severe pre-eclamptic pregnancies," The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol.
The ratio of interleukin (IL)-18 to IL-12 secreted by peripheral blood mononuclear cells is increased in normal pregnant subjects and decreased in pre-eclamptic patients.
Effects of remifentanil on cardiovascular and bispectral index responses to endotracheal intubation in severe pre-eclamptic patients undergoing Caesarean delivery under general anaesthesia.
Magnesium sulfate is an anticonvulsant drug indicated to pre-eclamptic patients to prevent seizures and is usually given via intravenous (IV) or intramuscular injections (Euser and Cipolla, 2009).