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eclampsia /ɪˈklæmpsɪə/ n
  1. a toxic condition of unknown cause that sometimes develops in the last three months of pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure, abnormal weight gain and convulsions
Etymology: 19th Century: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine

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