Definitions for "Pre-eclampsia"
(Pregnancy-Induced High Blood Pressure/PIH): A pregnancy condition characterized by elevated blood pressure, edema and protein in the urine. Bed rest, relaxation and intravenous medication is usually prescribed in order to avoid eclampsia, a more serious condition characterized by seizures. Labor may need to be induced.
A condition characterised mainly by hypertension, protein in the urine and swelling. Also known as pre-eclamptic toxaemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension.
A condition that may occur to expectant mothers in the last trimester of pregnancy; symptoms include bloating, high blood pressure, and retention of toxic fluids.