pre-eclampsia

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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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Preeclampsia and eclampsia increase the risk of stroke fourfold.
Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia represent the most advanced stages of the disease in which pregnant women can suffer from seizures and organ failure.
Epidemiology of preeclampsia and eclampsia in the United States, 1979-1986.
2% of the women were diagnosed with a hypertensive disorder--from chronic and gestational hypertension to preeclampsia and eclampsia alone or superimposed on hypertension--between the start of pregnancy and 2 weeks after birth, while only 9.
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