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n. convulsions that occur in pregnant women and are not associated with epilepsy or other cerebral disorders. They are preceded by preeclampsia. The convulsions, which can occur before, during, or after delivery of the child, are usually followed by unconsciousness or coma of varying lengths. —eclamptic adj.

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March 1st 2024

body-size overestimation

body-size overestimation

the specific tendency to overestimate the size of body features (e.g., width of waist, hips, or thighs) in relation to objective size measurements. It was once thought to be an essential feature of anorexia nervosa. See body-image distortion.