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Definition of "pre-eclampsia" [pre-eclampsia]

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

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "pre-eclampsia" in a sentence
  • "If you develop high blood pressure for the first time toward the end of your pregnancy, you may have a condition known as pre-eclampsia."
  • "Pre-eclampsia: Researchers developed and tested a model that allows doctors to identify pregnant women at increased risk of major complications from pre-eclampsia, which is a leading cause of maternal deaths, according to a report in The Lancet."
  • "Researchers said the model will help doctors better understand the progression of pre-eclampsia and identify and treat women based on their level of risk for complications."