toxemia


toxemia

noun Pathology.

  1. blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
  2. toxemia of pregnancy.

noun

  1. a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
  2. the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
n.

also toxaemia, 1860, from toxo- (before vowels tox-, comb. form of Greek toxon (see toxic) + Greek haima “blood” (see -emia).

n.

  1. A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease.blood poisoning

  1. A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease. Also called blood poisoning

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