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PRE-ECLAMPSIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pre-eclampsia mean? 

PRE-ECLAMPSIA (noun)
  The noun PRE-ECLAMPSIA has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PRE-ECLAMPSIA used as a noun is very rare.


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PRE-ECLAMPSIA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

pre-eclampsia; preeclampsia

Hypernyms ("pre-eclampsia" is a kind of...):

toxaemia; toxaemia of pregnancy; toxemia; toxemia of pregnancy (an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine)


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