Acute

Severe and short course - applied to a disease or a condition.

Acute

An acute disease is a disease with either or both of: 1. a rapid onset; 2. a short course The term acute is often confused by people to mean severe - this is a different characteristic.

Acute

Describes any illness of sudden or recent onset or one that has reached a crisis. It does not indicate severity

Acute

Of short duration, characterised by sharpness or severity; as opposed to chronic.

Acute

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Acute

Used to describe disease where symptoms are readily evident. Treatment is generally required.
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Acute

Pointed.
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Acute

[medicine] In medicine, an acute disease is a disease with a rapid onset and/or a short course. Acute may be used to distinguish a disease from a chronic form, such as acute leukemia and chronic leukemia, or to highlight the sudden onset of a disease, such as acute myocardial infarction. The word `acute` may also be used in the context of m...
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Acute

sharp, pointed
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acute

1. Developing suddenly, severe (with reference to disease symptoms). 2. Less than 90 degrees (with reference to an angle).
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acute

[adj] - of an angle 2. [adj] - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions 3. [adj] - extremely sharp or intense 4. [adj] - of critical importance and consequence 5. [adj] - (medicine) having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
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Acute

Short term, e.g., a medical problem that lasts for only a short period of time; or the immediate stages after an injury.
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acute

describes something that happens suddenly and for a short time. Opposite of chronic.
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Acute

Lasting for a short time.
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Acute

Bearing a sharp tip.
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Acute

Severe, often dangerous exposure conditions in which relatively rapid changes occur.
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Acute

describes a condition or illness that begins suddenly and is usually short-lasting
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Acute

Acute means occuring suddenly or over a short period of time.
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Acute

Having rapid onset
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Acute

means a condition of recent origin whereas chronic means of long standing
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Acute

A type of disease or disorder having a sudden onset with severe symptoms, and generally a short or self-limited duration (such as a head cold or sprain). The opposite of chronic.
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acute

Of short duration (not necessarily severe).
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Acute

Coming sharply to a point at the apex.
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Acute

Severe symptoms which are relatively brief in duration.
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Acute

Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness that is of short duration, rapidly progressive, and in need of urgent care. 'Acute' is a measure of the time scale of a disease and is in contrast to 'subacute' and 'chronic.' 'Subacute' indicates longer duration or less rapid change. 'Chronic' indicates indefin...
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