A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions.
a serious condition that occurs in late pregnancy, characterized by seizures in the woman
Convulsions in a pregnant woman caused by high blood pressure and other medical problems
New-onset convulsions (grand mal seizure) in a woman with preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine that develops after the 20th week of pregnancy. The cause of preeclampsia is unknown.
a life-threatening condition that can develop in pregnant women. Its symptoms include sudden elevations of blood pressure and seizures.
a serious, life-threatening condition in late pregnancy in which very high blood pressure can cause a woman to have seizures.
convulsions caused by a low blood calcium level in nursing bitches or queens, which can kill the mother if not treated as an emergency.
Coma and convulsions during or immediately after pregnancy, characterized by edema, hypertension, and proteinuria.
a severe form of pre-eclampsia in which coma and convulsions may be present
An attack of convulsions. Particularly used to describe toxaemia (toxins in the blood) of pregnancy.
A severe form of pre-eclampsia, resulting in coma or seizures.
Maternal convulsions in late pregnancy; one symptom of pregnancy-induced hypertension.
A severe form of toxemia that can occur in late pregnancy, leading to convulsions and coma in pregnant woman.
Extremely serious disturbance in blood pressure, kidney function and the central nervous system, including seizure and coma. May occur from the 20th week of pregnancy until 7 days after delivery. Cause is unknown.
Coma and convulsive seizures between the 20th week of pregnancy and the end of the first week postpartum. It is usually fatal if not treated. Eclampsia is the next step that happens after pre-eclampsia and usually happens to 1 out of 200 patients that have pre-eclampsia.
Convulsions and coma occurring in a pregnant woman associated with preeclampsia, that is, with hypertension, edema, and/or proteinuria.
an attack of convulsions; specifically, a disorder that may occur late in pregnancy, characterized by convulsions, edema, and elevated blood pressure.
A serious complication of pregnancy manifested by convulsions and loss of consciousness, including coma; progresses from preeclampsia.
Convulsions or seizures brought on by seriously high blood pressure in pregnancy (pre-eclampsia). Untreated, eclampsia can lead to coma or death.
A rare, serious condition of late pregnancy, labour and the period following delivery, characterised by convulsions in the mother which can be life threatening
a severe form of pregnancy-induced hypertension resulting in seizures.
a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
a serious condition that often follows the birth of kittens
The convulsive form of pregnancy induced hypertension.
A condition characterized by coma and fits, developing between mid-pregnancy and the end of the first week postpartum.
Eclampsia is a rare but serious condition which affects women in late pregnancy. If pre-eclampsia is not treated, it can develop into eclampsia, which can cause convulsions and coma. It may require emergency delivery of the baby.
Recommendation Magnesium" Magnesium has been used specifically to lower blood pressure in pregnant women with preeclampsia, and as a mild anticonvulsant in cases where the condition progresses to eclampsia..."
A dangerous, pregnancy-induced condition affecting mother and baby during pregnancy. Symptoms may include elevated maternal blood pressure, fluid retention, swelling of ankles and hands, sudden weight gain, protein in the urine and fits.
A life-threatening high-blood-pressure condition marked by seizures and coma; usually occurs after the 20th week and can only be â€œcuredâ€ by delivering the baby
A form of toxins in the blood accompanying pregnancy.
A condition characterised by symptoms of severe pre-eclampsia, followed mainly by fits.
The general term for epilepsy of sudden onset. Often used to refer to convulsions associated with high blood pressure in pregnancy.
pre-eclampsia accompanied by grand-mal seizures before, during or after labor
a convulsive state: an attack of convulsions: as convulsions or coma late in pregnancy in an individual affected with preeclampsia a condition comparable to milk fever of cows occurring in domestic animals (as dogs and cats) (1997 Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary)
A condition peculiar to pregnancy or a newly delivered woman, characterized by fits followed by more or less prolonged coma. The woman usually has hypertension and proteinuria. The fits may occur in the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods.
Seizure occurring in a pregnant woman, caused by preeclampsia, a serious condition (characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine) that can develop late in pregnancy, during labor, or in the early postpartum period. Eclampsia is the second leading cause of maternal death in the U.S.
A condition that occurs in the second half of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, edema, and proteinuria. When convulsions and coma are associated, it is called eclampsia.
if convulsions and coma occur because preeclampsia is not addressed, it is called eclampsia. This remains a major cause of death for women in the developing world.
Eclampsia occurs when untreated preeclampsia (characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine) progresses to involve the central nervous system, leading to seizures, coma, or death. It is a serious but rare condition that can develop late in pregnancy, during labor, or in the early postpartum stage. The only cure for eclampsia is delivery of the baby.
The occurrence of convulsions and/or coma unrelated to other cerebral conditions in women with signs and symptoms of preeclampsia.
seizures caused by preeclampsia. Eclampsia is a serious condition for a pregnant mother and her baby that requires immediate medical attention.
The Condition"...Abnormal prostaglandin synthesis may be the pivotal defect causing increased peripheral vascular resistance, severe vasoconstriction, endothelial injury and secondary hypertension..."
Recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"Several studies imply that harmful free radicals called lipid peroxides contribute to preeclampsia [Khan KS, Chien Pl..."
The occurrence of convulsions in a pregnant woman, often preceded by pre-eclampsia.
Convulsions, unrelated to other cerebral conditions, in pregnant or puerperal women (women who have just given birth).
The Condition"...Preeclampsia may result from fetal antigens -- elements of the fetus that trigger an immune response in the mother..."
Pregnancy-induced hypertension, a dangerous condition that may occur during pregnancy. Symptoms may include elevated maternal blood pressure, swelling of ankles and hands, sudden weight gain and protein in the urine. More information here. See also pre-eclampsia.
A severe, possibly life-threatening form of preeclampsia (toxemia), in which the expectant mother suffers from seizures or convulsions.
The Condition"...is a disorder of pregnancy that is characterized by hypertension (high blood pressure) and proteinuria (excessive protein in the urine), often including edema (swelling) and occasionally involving thrombocytopenia (low platelets) or liver function abnormalities..."
A serious complication of pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure and edema. It is the more severe form of pre-eclampsia.
A serious complication of pregnancy, characterized by seizures. It is the more severe form of preeclampsia.
Eclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy and is characterised by convulsions. Usually eclampsia occurs after the onset of pre-eclampsia though sometimes no pre-eclamptic symptoms are recognisable. The convulsions may appear before, during or after labour, though cases of eclampsia after just 20 weeks of pregnancy have been recorded.