an anxiety disorder marked by dissociative symptoms and occurring within one month of exposure to a traumatic event, which, if persistent, can become posttraumatic stress disorder.
- Acute trypanosomiasis
acute trypanosomiasis acute trypanosomiasis n. See Rhodesian trypanosomiasis.
- Acute tuberculosis
acute tuberculosis acute tuberculosis n. A rapidly fatal disease in which tubercle bacilli are disseminated by the blood, resulting in the formation of miliary tubercles in various organs and tissues and in profound toxemia. Also called acute miliary tuberculosis, disseminated tuberculosis. Historical Examples Its predisposing causes, in all probability, are identical with those of acute […]
- Acute yellow atrophy of liver
acute yellow atrophy of liver acute yellow atrophy of liver or yellow atrophy of liver n. Extensive and rapid death of the parenchymal cells of the liver, sometimes accompanied by fatty degeneration. Also called Rokitansky’s disease.
sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain. extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil. (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to ). sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer. extremely sensitive even to slight details or impressions: acute eyesight. sharp at the end; […]