Origin: Anc Greek τοξικόν/toxicon(=(poison used to poison arrow heads) > τόξον/toxon(bow) + αιμία/-hemia (=suffix denoting blood)
(In 1930, Rowe coined the term "allergic toxemia" to describe a syndrome of depression, fatigue, and nervousness. although the term allergic toxemia is not used anymore.)
A serious medical condition as the result of
1. the spread of bacterial products (toxins) by the bloodstream or
2. the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.