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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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Compared to women in their third trimester of a normal pregnancy, pre-eclamptic women had a similar apnoea-hypopnoea index but were spending twice as much time with inspiratory flow limitation (106).
The effects of SR and BO on systolic blood pressure of L-NAME-induced pre-eclamptic rats are shown in Fig.
Serum cystatin C reflects glomerular endotheliosis in normal, hypertensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancies.
The results showed that PIGF levels were far lower in pre-eclamptic patients.
The results showed that PIGF levels were dramatically lower in pre-eclamptic patients, both at the time they were ill and six to eight weeks before any symptoms appeared.
Dietary supplementation with primrose oil or fish oil does not change urinary excretion of prostacyclin and thromboxane metabolites in pre-eclamptic women.
Studies in around 1,000 pregnant women suggested the potential of the technology to predict which women will become pre-eclamptic during their pregnancy.
Apart from its use in relieving pain, inflammation and fever, it is also used to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, bowel cancers, leg clots, dementia, pre-eclamptic toxaemia in pregnant women, cataracts and blindness in diabetes.
She received no prenatal care and was pre-eclamptic on admission.
Though injections of magnesium sulfate are given to severely pre-eclamptic women to prevent convulsions, Kenneth Weaver of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City says not enough attention has been paid to magnesium deficiency as a cause of the syndrome.
The risk is greater if a pre-eclamptic pregnancy results in the birth of a low-birth-weight or preterm infant or if pre-eclampsia occurs in more than one pregnancy.
Professor Fiona Broughton Pipkin of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham, has been studying angiotensin in normal and pre-eclamptic pregnancy for 30 years.