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acute

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) less than 90°
b. (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
2. of a disease
a. arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. of relatively short duration
3. (of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses

acute

[ə′kyüt]
(biology)
Ending in a sharp point.
(medicine)
Referring to a disease or disorder of rapid onset, short duration, and pronounced symptoms.
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Providing the best possible care for acute stress reactions and PTSD is crucial to the care of those who have served our country, when that service has resulted in problematic responses to stress.
"I'm suffering an acute stress reaction," said medic Joblu, who is training at a hospital in Derby.
At times acute stress reaction may spillover and then resolves in few months.
Psychologist Dr Fintan Larkin, based in Broadmoor Hospital's Dangerous Severe Personality Disorder Unit, told the jury Dighton had suffered an "acute stress reaction" to his parents' nagging, saying: "His response was so extreme that clearly something snapped, something went."
"Psychological trauma may cause an acute stress reaction which may lead on to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
When compared to women whose husbands were not deployed, those whose husbands were deployed for one to 11 months had more diagnoses of depressive disorders, sleep disorders, anxiety and acute stress reaction and adjustment disorders.
The higher risk was most apparent for depressive, anxiety, sleep, and acute stress reaction and adjustment disorders, said Alyssa J.
She was diagnosed with acute stress reaction and an intervention plan was prepared accordingly.
Pennsylvania State University, US reported from its Department of Nutrition, in April last year, a study which found that the results suggest that pistachios may aid in calming acute stress reaction.
The Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire (SASRQ), (2,12-14) was used to measure acute stress disorder symptoms experienced in reaction to the spontaneous abortion.
(2004) between 18-24 March 2004 showed that 47% of a Madrid general population sample (N = 1,179) had an acute stress reaction in relation to the M11 attacks, as measured by the Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS; Bryant & Harvey, 2000).

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