Definitions for "Acute"
Keywords:  onset, chronic, sharp, suddenly, abrupt
Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.
Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure.
Rapid in onset; severe, life-threatening; the opposite of persistent or long-term.
Keywords:  sharply, apex, tapers, angle, harply
A leaf tip which tapers evenly to a point.
sharply angled, the sides of the angle essentially straight
of an angle; less than 90 degrees
Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning.
adj. Having fine and penetrating discernment.
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Keywords:  botany
Keywords:  crisis
A crisis.
Effects which are immediately recognizable after an exposure.
in toxicology, a single exposure or dose which is sufficient to cause and adverse reaction
Keywords:  shrill, grave, accent, tone, respect
High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; -- opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.
The use of the word ‘acute’ in this publication refers to the groupings of hospitals. Hospitals are grouped into ‘acute’ and ‘non-acute’ groups on the basis of the type of patients treated and the type of care generally delivered at the hospital. Psychiatric hospitals and nursing homes are considered to be ‘non-acute’ by definition, since the majority of patients in these institutions are receiving non-acute care.
Describes a condition which arose during a period of 3 weeks prior to the patient seeking treatment.
Keywords:  physiologic
Occurring rapidly – commonly used by the public to convey seriousness or urgency. In medical terminology it only refers to the time course of a problem.
Keywords:  cold, lasts, episode, three, days
Not lasting a very long time. A cold that lasts only two or three days is considered acute.
Not lasting a very long time. A cold that lasts only two or three days could be referred to as ACUTE.
Describes an episode of back pain that lasts six to 12 weeks or less.
Keywords:  hasn't, defined, term
This term hasn't been defined yet
a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Keywords:  inflection, rising, sound, his
To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much.
of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
Term used to describe the critical early stage after an injury.
Beginning quickly with intensity, then later subsiding.
TURN in the direction indicated of 100 to 179 degrees.
A turn of substantially more than 90 degrees.
Keywords:  ugly, opposite
Opposite of an ugly.
Keywords:  incident, injuries, single, result
injuries that result from a single incident.
Keywords:  recent