Definition of "toxemia" [toxemia]

  • (noun) A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms. Also called blood poisoning.

Use "toxemia" in a sentence

  • "Extremely severe pre-eclampsia also known as toxemia; women who had rheumatic fever when children, who hoped to have babies but whose hearts prove unequal to the stress of labor; etc."
  • "It became full-blown eclampsia, which we used to call toxemia pregnancy, an extreme case."
  • "Pre-eclampsia, which used to be referred to as toxemia, is characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and fluid retention in the legs, hands, and face."

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