A disease or disorder that lasts a short time, comes on rapidly, and is accompanied by distinct symptoms. (Compare chronic disease.)
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 seems to be no acute disease.
A Canadian Heroine, Volume 2 Mrs. Harry Coghill
The first that died was a Sanskar, but that was pure chance—he died some days after we marched out of Leh, of acute disease.
Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2) Sven Hedin
I seldom had a case of acute disease, without suspecting their influence.
Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders William A. Alcott
Chronic induration of the tongue sometimes remains unilateral, although the acute disease has not been unilateral.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
It may occur as a result of some acute disease, or at an unusually early age, without any such cause.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various
During three and a half years there have been but two cases of acute disease of the chest within six miles of my office.
Buchanan’s Journal of Man, August 1887 Various
My experience is, that acute disease is more readily cured without it, and chronic diseases much more manageable.
Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why Martha M. Allen
Unless complicated with some acute disease of a specific character, there is not much, if any, constitutional disturbance.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
Some of these Germs seem to have a short life and rapid development, and then we have acute disease.
Addresses & Papers / Collectanea Peter Eade
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
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- 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.
- Acute glaucoma
See under . Ophthalmology. abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, most commonly caused either by blockage of the channel through which aqueous humor drains (open-angle glaucoma or chronic glaucoma) or by pressure of the iris against the lens, which traps the aqueous humor (angle-closure glaucoma or acute glaucoma) Historical Examples In acute glaucoma the […]
- Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis
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