chronic disease

(noun) A condition or disease that is persistent in its effects; a return to pre-onset normalcy is the exception.

Example: arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: chronic diseases
  • Chronic disease is compared and contrasted to acute disease.

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Works Consulted

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How to Cite the Definition of Chronic Disease

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “chronic disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/chronic-disease/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

chronic disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/chronic-disease/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “chronic disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/chronic-disease/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“chronic disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/chronic-disease/>.