Definition of preeclampsia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌprēəˈklampsēə/ /ˌpriəˈklæmpsiə/


  • A condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and proteinuria.

    • ‘She was suffering from pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy-related illness which, in rare cases, can result in the death of the mother or the baby.’
    • ‘With pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure can develop any time after the 20th week of pregnancy, but is most common towards the end.’
    • ‘Conditions such as pre-eclampsia can be detected only through regular antenatal checks.’
    • ‘Such women have twice the risk of pre-eclampsia in their own pregnancies compared with other women.’
    • ‘Several studies have shown a risk of coronary heart disease associated with pre-eclampsia, though our findings were not significant.’
    • ‘After the age of 35, women are more likely to suffer miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and pre-eclampsia.’
    • ‘She suffered pre-eclampsia, a condition in which her blood pressure skyrocketed and her body wanted to shut down.’
    • ‘The amount of protein in the urine is also checked alongside a blood pressure reading to test for pre-eclampsia.’
    • ‘Women with no risk factors for pre-eclampsia may still develop the condition.’
    • ‘She had essential hypertension and, at 33 weeks gestation, developed pre-eclampsia.’
    • ‘A condition called pre-eclampsia was diagnosed and doctors decided that an emergency Caesarean operation was the only option.’
    • ‘None of the medical team managing her first pregnancy warned her of pre-eclampsia.’
    • ‘Few women experienced obstetric complications before delivery, although one woman developed pre-eclampsia.’
    • ‘Patients who develop pre-eclampsia at near term are at low risk of maternal and neonatal morbidity.’
    • ‘We keep all patients with severe pre-eclampsia in hospital.’



/ˌprēəˈklampsēə/ /ˌpriəˈklæmpsiə/