acute disease

A disease or disorder that lasts a short time, comes on rapidly, and is accompanied by distinct symptoms. (Compare chronic disease.)


Nearby words

  1. acute brachial radiculitis,
  2. acute brain disorder,
  3. acute bulbar poliomyelitis,
  4. acute compression triad,
  5. acute contagious conjunctivitis,
  6. acute disseminated encephalomyelitis,
  7. acute dose,
  8. acute epidemic leukoencephalitis,
  9. acute glaucoma,
  10. acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

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