(noun) A condition or disease that is persistent in its effects; a return to pre-onset normalcy is the exception.
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- Plural: chronic diseases
- Chronic disease is compared and contrasted to acute disease.
- Word origin of “chronic” and “disease” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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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/>.