Persistent, long-lasting (as opposed to acute). Chronic inflammation is generally a response to a persistant antigenic stimulus.
Persisting over a long duration. Applied to a disease.
A chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent. The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development. Chronic can refer to a persistent and lasting medical condition, such as diabetes.
Describes any illness that is long standing. It does not mean severe
Not acute; of long duration e.g. 'chronic disease or infection'.
Used to describe recurring symptoms or disease.Found on http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/ag101/dairyglossary.html
- having a habit of long standing 2. [adj] - (medicine) being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long sufferingFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=chronic
A chronic condition is one which is ongoing or recurring. Chronic medical conditions include diabetes, epilepsy, and chronic fatigue syndrome.Found on http://www.babycentre.co.uk/glossary/b/
Long term, e.g., a medical problem that is continuous and lasts for a long period of time.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20560
describes something that is long-lasting. Opposite of acute.Found on http://www.diabetes.co.uk/glossary/c.html
Lasting for a long time or returning.
Found on http://www.ibs-relief.co.uk/glossary.html
Long-term, (in relation to exposure
or effect).Found on http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/iupacglossary/glossaryc.html
describes a disorder that continues for a long period of time Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=C
Chronic usually means a condition that continues for a long time or keeps coming back.
Found on http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.xhtml
Long-term or prolonged; applied to a disease that is not acute
Found on http://www.dwp.gov.uk/medical/med_conditions/glossary.html
of long standing as opposed to acute which means of recent origin
Found on http://www.thornber.net/medicine/html/medgloss.html
A disease or imbalance of long, slow duration, showing little overall change and characterized by periods of remission interspersed with acute episodes. The opposite of acute.
Found on http://www.swsbm.com/ManualsMM/MedHerbGloss2.txt
Continuing for a long time.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20896
Slowly developing and long lasting.
Found on http://www.gadsbywicks.co.uk/uploaded/3822.pdf
Chronic: This important term in medicine comes from the Greek chronos, time and means lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. In ancient Greece, the "father of medicine" Hippocrates distinguished diseases that were acute (abrupt, sharp a...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2728
[ Latin chronicus
, Greek ... concerning time, from ... time: confer French chronique
Relating to time; according to time. 2.
Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual. Chronic disease
, one which is inveterate, of long continua...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/74
Persisting over a long period of time. ... Origin: L. Chronicus, Gr. Chronos = time ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
Found on http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?chronic
adjective being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; `chronic indigestion`; `a chronic shortage of funds`; `a chronic invalid`
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=chronic
(kron´ik) persisting for a long time; applied to a morbid state, designating one showing little change or extremely slow progression over a long period.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (a.) Relating to time; according to time. • (a.) Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual.
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/chronic/
No exact match found