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chronic

Medicine (of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration
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chronic

[′krän·ik]
(medicine)
Long-continued; of long duration.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They came to a stand a short distance away and yelled taunting oaths at the boy with the chronic sneer.
"Smash 'im, Jimmie, kick deh damn guts out of 'im," yelled Pete, the lad with the chronic sneer, in tones of delight.
She had chronic bronchitis, and told him it hindered her in the exercise of her profession.
how short-sighted you all are to be discussing education and plans for the future, when this unhappy child is so plainly marked for the tomb," sighed Aunt Myra, with a lugubrious sniff and a solemn wag of the funereal bonnet, which she refused to remove, being afflicted with a chronic catarrh.
As for the ladies, the elder among them existed in a state of chronic protest against Lady Lundie, and the younger were absorbed in the essentially serious occupation of considering and comparing their wedding-dresses.
She jest seems to have been born with a sort of chronic spite agin men and Methodists.
This was one of his parts in the popular comedy he was performing, -- a make-up he had adopted and which suited him about as well as the masks worn on the classic stage by paternal actors, who seen from one side, were the image of geniality, and from the other showed lips drawn down in chronic ill-temper.
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The "Chronic Care Management Solution Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
- The first patient has been enrolled in the RELIEF (A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover, Dose Escalation Study of BLU-5937 in Subjects with Unexplained or Refractory Chronic Cough) Phase 2 study of BLU-5937 in chronic cough, Canadian biopharmaceutical company Bellus Health Inc.
[ClickPress, Thu Jul 25 2019] As chronic pyelonephritis is more likely to be hidden in the background of major ailments like analgesic nephropathy, diabetes, urolithiasis.
According to a recent study, women who experienced symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, were at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases.