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Eclampsia, a term applied to the epileptiform seizures which occur in association with certain morbid conditions. The most common use of the word is in the expression puerperal eclampsia, which is applied to the epileptiform attacks which in rare instances occur during parturition. Infantile convulsions are sometimes spoken of as infantile eclampsia, and the terms scarlatinal and uraemic eclampsia are also employed. [Convulsions.]