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eclampsia

Pronunciation: ek-lamp'se-a

Definition: Occurrence of one or more convulsions, not attributable to other cerebral conditions such as epilepsy or cerebral hemorrhage, in a patient with preeclampsia.

[G. eklampsis, a shining forth]

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