Meaning of preeclampsia

pre•e•clamp•si•a

Pronunciation: (prē"i-klamp'sē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
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