Definition of Preeclampsia

1. Noun. Abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated.




Definition of Preeclampsia

1. Noun. (pathology) A complication of pregnancy, affecting about 5% of all women, characterized by hypertension and damage to the linings of the blood vessels of the brain, liver, lungs and kidneys, which can lead to multiple organ failure, convulsions, coma and death. The only cure is delivery of the child. ¹

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Definition of Preeclampsia

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Literary usage of Preeclampsia

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1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Although definitions differ, many describe preeclampsia as acute hypertension (over/90; or a rise of 15 mm Hg or 30 mm Hg above the usual diastolic and ..."

2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Screening for preeclampsia RECOMMENDATION Screening for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurement is recommended for all pregnant women at the first ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Cases (172 women with preeclampsia and 251 with gestational hypertension) and ... Relative risks of preeclampsia decreased with increases in the number of ..."

4. 5th Report Of The Joint National Committee On Detection, Evaluation, And by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"preeclampsia occurs primarily in primi- gravidas and after the 20th week of gestation. Therapy for preeclampsia consists of hospi- talization with bed rest, ..."

5. Health Consequences of Smoking for Women: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1985)
"Smokers had lower rates of all grades of preeclampsia than nonsmokers, whether they ... Despite this effect of smoking on the incidence of preeclampsia, ..."

6. Influence of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health: Workshop Report by Food and Nutrition Board, National Research Council (U.S.), Institute of Medicine (U.S.), Youth Board on Children, and Families (2007)
"preeclampsia preeclampsia is an abnormal state of pregnancy characterized ... A recent study of gestational weight gain and preeclampsia by Cedergren (2006) ..."

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