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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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21 to 24, was also acutely unhealthy due to ash fall.
I am acutely aware of the shock when a loved one dies suddenly.
The second generation were acutely aware of the virus and, consequently, became incredibly vigilant and resistant.
7 million people will be acutely food insecure through mid-2016," said Peter de Clercq, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, in a press release.
Strengthen the capacity of these acutely vulnerable communities to withstand the impact of conflict or floods on WASH needs, with a priority on BH drilling in vulnerable communities, flood prevention in 6 schools and sanitation
It also calls for parts of medical care to be put under one management and organisational structure and more generalist doctors who can manage and diagnose acutely ill emergency patients.
Dr Mark Temple, acute care fellow at the RCP, said consultant review of acutely ill patients "12 hours a day, seven days a week is key" to the delivery of high quality care.
At the BMA conference, Larne GP Dr Brian Dunn said: "GPs are often best placed to decide when a patient needs admission and we should be allowed to admit acutely ill patients directly to hospitals negating the need for retrograde triage at A&E.
Robert Maxwell, the author of this handsome volume, is acutely aware of the problem and deals with it in a disarmingly honest way.
It is in old age that one becomes most acutely aware of the fact that life moves inexorably toward death.
Power is acutely aware of the importance of leveraging health services as a means of spurring economic growth.
Nesiritide was approved in 2001 for patients with acutely decompensated heart failure with dyspnea at rest or with minimal activity, but it has been used off label in chronic heart failure.