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

(1) Sharp or pointed. (2) Of diseases; coming rapidly to a crisis - not persistent (chronic).

ACUTE

Any process occurring over a short period of time
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Acute

Having rapid onset
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acute

(ә-kūt´) sharp. having severe symptoms and a short course. Some serious illnesses that were formerly considered acute (such as myocardial infarction) are now recognized to be acute episodes of chronic conditions.
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acute

(L. acutus sharp) 1. sharp, poignant. 2. having a short and relatively severe course.
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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

• (a.) Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf. • (a.) Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning. • (a.) Having nice or quic...
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acute

discriminating adjective having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; `an acute observer of politics and politicians`; `incisive comments`; `icy knifelike reasoning`; `as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang`; `pen...
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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

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Acute

A·cute' adjective [ Latin acutus , past participle of acuere to sharpen, from a root ak to be sharp. Confer Ague , Cute , Edge .] 1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse ; as, an acute
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Acute

A·cute' transitive verb To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much. [ R.] Walker.
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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

1. Sharp, poignant. ... 2. Having a short and relatively severe course. ... Origin: L. Acutus = sharp ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Acute

A condition which starts and ends quickly.
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Acute

A temporary condition that may be severe.
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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

acute (uh KYOOT) 1. Having a sharp point: 'Angles of less than 90 degrees are called acute angles.' 2. Extremely severe and sharp; as an `acute pain”: 'She had an acute headache.' 'He is suffering from acute appendicitis.' 3. Keenly perceptive or discerning, ingenious: 'Einstein is said to have been a man of uncommonly acute intellig...
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Acute

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

Acute refers to how long a disease has been present, but there is no set time that divides acute from the other time descriptions - subacute and chronic. Acute is the shortest time course description. In other words, a condition that occurs acutely has just started within the past few days. Pronunciation: uh-KYOOT (adjective)
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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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Acute

An acute illness is one that develops suddenly. Acute conditions may or may not be severe and they usually last for a short amount of time.
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Acute

An acute illness is one that occurs quickly, is intense or severe and lasts a relatively short period of time.
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ACUTE

Any process occurring over a short period of time.
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