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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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Long-term study of indolent adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma. Blood 2010; 115: 4337-4343.
On the lymphoma spectrum, those with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma [3-5], chronic myeloid leukemia (blast phase) [6], and adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma may have PTHrP-induced hypercalcemia [7, 8].
Mogamulizumab, under the trade name POTELIGIO Injection 20 mg, was introduced in Japan in May 2012 as a therapy of relapsed or refractory CCR4-positive adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL).

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