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Definition: 'Acute'

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acute

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ă-kyūt′

Definitions:
1. Referring to a health effect, usually of rapid onset, brief, not prolonged; sometimes loosely used to mean severe.
2. Referring to exposure, brief, intense, short-term; sometimes specifically referring to brief exposure of high intensity.

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