(noun) A disease or condition that has a rapid onset and/or short duration, presenting with distinct symptoms; a return to preonset condition is likely.
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- Plural: acute diseases
- Acute disease is contrasted to chronic disease.
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How to Cite the Definition of Acute Disease
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “acute disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 22, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
acute disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “acute disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“acute disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/>.