noun. an escalation in blood pressure, correlated with swelling or proteinuria, or both, taking place in a pregnant woman. There might also be indicators like vertigo, headaches, and nervous irritability. It might progress to worsened states of the condition as well.

PREECLAMPSIA: "The mother is already high risk due to age, and now has been diagnosed with preeclampsia."
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