acute

(redirected from acute phase reactions)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to acute phase reactions: negative acute phase reactant, Acute phase reactants

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

acute

[ə′kyüt]
(biology)
Ending in a sharp point.
(medicine)
Referring to a disease or disorder of rapid onset, short duration, and pronounced symptoms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?

Full browser ?