toxaemia

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Related to toxaemia of pregnancy: Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, pregnancy toxemia

toxaemia

(US), toxemia
1. a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
2. the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
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Failure of the normal uterine physiological changes to occur and the development of intra-placental pathology will ensure placental insufficiency and the features that accompany are failing placenta, i.e., intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR), pre-term delivery, preeclampsia, and toxaemia of pregnancy (2-4).
It's called pre-eclampsia, or toxaemia of pregnancy, and causes high blood pressure, kidney disease and retention of fluid in pregnant women.
Effect of Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation on toxaemia of pregnancy. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 1987;24(1):38-42.
[1] Although maternal undernutrition and toxaemia of pregnancy are considered to be important causes for this, there are many cases in which definite risk factors are absent and recent literature suggests primary placental involvement in such cases.