Acute illness
A disease with an abrupt onset and usually a short course.

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  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome — ICD9|518.82 ICDO = Caption = Chest x ray of patient with ARDS OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000103 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 70 DiseasesDB = 892 MeshID = D012128 Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), also known as respiratory distress… …   Wikipedia

  • acute — a|cute [əˈkju:t] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(problem)¦ 2¦(feeling)¦ 3¦(illness)¦ 4¦(senses)¦ 5¦(intelligent)¦ 6¦(mathematics)¦ 7¦(punctuation)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of acuere to sharpen , from acus needle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • illness — ill|ness W3S2 [ˈılnıs] n [U and C] a disease of the body or mind, or the condition of being ill ▪ She had all the normal childhood illnesses . ▪ I d been told I d been suffering from various illnesses . ▪ Her mother was just recovering from an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acute — [[t]əkju͟ːt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense. The war has aggravated an acute economic crisis... The report has caused acute embarrassment to the government... The …   English dictionary

  • acute — adjective 1 SITUATION/FEELING ETC very serious or severe: an acute shortage of water | acute embarrassment 2 PAIN very severe and sharp 3 acute hearing/acute sense of smell etc an ability to hear or smell things that is very sensitive, so that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • acute — a|cute [ ə kjut ] adjective usually before noun 1. ) very serious or severe: an acute shortage of medical supplies a ) an acute illness is one that becomes very bad very quickly: an acute ear infection b ) used for describing pain that is very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • acute — UK [əˈkjuːt] / US [əˈkjut] adjective [usually before noun] 1) very serious or severe an acute shortage of medical supplies a) an acute illness is one that becomes very bad very quickly an acute ear infection b) used for describing pain that is… …   English dictionary

  • Acute lung injury — (ALI) is a diffuse heterogeneous lung injury characterized by hypoxemia, non cardiogenic pulmonary edema, low lung compliance and widespread capillary leakage. ALI is caused by any stimulus of local or systemic inflammation, principally sepsis.… …   Wikipedia

  • Acute radiation syndrome — Classification and external resources A Japanese girl recovering from the effects of radiation sickness ICD 10 T …   Wikipedia

  • Acute motor axonal neuropathy — (AMAN) is a variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome. It is characterized by acute paralysis, loss of reflexes without sensory loss. Pathologically, one can observe motor axonal degeneration with antibody mediated attacks of motor nerve and nodes of… …   Wikipedia

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