Publication Year

1986

Keywords

Biology, magnesium deficiency, hypertension, pregnancy, pre-eclampsia

Disciplines

Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

The goal of this research project was to produce new information on, and possibly find a cause for, the condition pre-eclampsia.

A basic definition describes pre-eclampsia as a condition in which a pregnant woman develops at least two of the following three symptoms: (1) hypertension, (2) proteinuria, and/or (3) edema. These clinical signs appear in the third trimester of pregnancy and if left untreated lead to convulsions and then death for the mother and fetus. The only sure cure is termination of the pregnancy.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Biology

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