acute contagious conjunctivitis
acute contagious conjunctivitis n.
An acute, contagious form of conjunctivitis, caused by the bacterium Hemophilus aegyptius and characterized by inflammation of the eyelids and eyeballs and a mucopurulent discharge. Also called pinkeye.
- Acute disease
acute disease A disease or disorder that lasts a short time, comes on rapidly, and is accompanied by distinct symptoms. (Compare chronic disease.) Historical Examples In strong minds, despair is an acute disease; the prelude to great exertion. Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth But it is only a fortnight, and there […]
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis acute disseminated encephalomyelitis n. A diffuse inflammation of the brain and spinal cord usually caused by a perivascular hypersensitivity response.
- Acute dose
noun a total dose of radiation administered over such a short period that biological recovery is impossible
- Acute epidemic leukoencephalitis
acute epidemic leukoencephalitis acute epidemic leukoencephalitis n. A usually fatal form of leukoencephalitis that is characterized by acute onset of fever, followed by convulsions, delirium, and coma, and is associated with localized hemorrhaging in the central nervous system. Also called Strümpell’s disease.