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Having a sharp tip or point; very perceptive and discerning; extremely severe or sharp. (1)
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acute angle
An angle that has a measure of less than 90°.
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acuity, acumen, acute
acuity (uh KYOO uh tee) (noun)
Related to "acute", with its sense of sharpness, acuity is used with reference to any human faculty and applied to any of the five senses as well as of the mind: Senator Mathews is thought to be a man of great political acuity.

There is no doubt that tiredness affects visual acuity.

acumen (uh KYOO muhn) (noun)
1. Mental sharpness, intelligence, sagacity: Susan Bretson is a woman who has considerable business and financial acumen.
2. Quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation; keen insight: The student contestant had the acumen to figure out which version of the homograph to spell correctly.
acute (uh KYOOT) (adjective)
1. Having a sharp point: Angles of less than 90 degrees are called acute angles.
2. Extremely severe and sharp; such as, an intense pain: Tyrone is suffering from acute appendicitis.
3. Keenly perceptive or discerning, ingenious: Einstein is said to have been a man of uncommonly acute intelligence.

Megan's natural acumen in science suggested that she had an acute sense of smell and good visual acuity.

acute (uh KYOOT) (adjective), more acute, most acute
1. Having a sharp point: Angles of less than 90 degrees are called acute angles.
2. Extremely severe and sharp; as an “acute pain”: Sharon had an acute headache.

Henry is suffering from acute appendicitis.

3. Keenly perceptive or discerning, ingenious; mentally quick, shrewd: Einstein is said to have been a man of uncommonly acute intelligence.
4. Of great importance or consequence; crucial: The company had an acute lack of financial resources.
Keenly perceptive or discerning.
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This entry is located in the following unit: acuto-, acut-, acuti-, acu-, -cusis; also, agu- (page 4)
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(Greek: sharp, acute, pointed, keen; sour, acid, acidic, pungent)
(Greek: in medicine, a painful seizure or sudden-acute pain; as, with gout)
(Greek: a meadow; a pasture; an abode; a place for eating; by extension, "distribution of an acute, necrotizing ulcerative process involving mucous membranes of the mouth or genitalia")
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acute abdomen (s) (noun)
Any belly condition of abrupt or fast pain as a result of inflammation, perforation, obstruction, or rupture of the stomach area: "A medical term for the quick onset of abdominal pain which can be a potential medical emergency because an acute abdomen may reflect a major problem with one of the organs in the abdomen; such as, appendicitis (inflamed appendix), cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder), a perforated ulcer in the intestine, or a ruptured spleen (located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach and filters blood, serves as a major reservoir for blood)."
This entry is located in the following unit: abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen- (page 5)
acute angle (s) (noun), acute angles (pl)
An angle that is less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degrees: A right angle was talking to another angle: "Hi! You're acute angle."

The other angle responded by saying: "Thanks for the compliment!"

This entry is located in the following unit: angle, angu- (page 1)
acute byssinosis
A form of byssinosis occurring in those who return to work after a weekend or other time away, marked by tightness of the chest, wheezing, and cough.
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acute delirium
1. Delirium of recent, rapid onset.
2. A suddenly appearing and severe delirium lasting for only a short time.
This entry is located in the following units: deliri- (page 1) -ium + (page 1) -um (page 1)
acute myocardial infarction (s) (noun), acute myocardial infarctions (pl)
An occurrence during a time when circulation to a region of the heart is obstructed and necrosis (death of tissue cells) is occurring: Known as a heart attack, acute myocardial infarction is the sudden death of part of the heart muscle which is characterized, in most such conditions, by severe and unremitting chest pain.

Men are more likely to suffer acute myocardial infarctions attacks than women, smokers more than nonsmokers, and the children of those who have died of a heart attack are more likely to die from the same cause.

—Compiled from excerpts located in
The American Medical Association Home Medical Encyclopedia
Volume Two, I-Z; Medical Editor, Charles B. Claman, MD;
Random House, Inc.; New York; 1989, pages 710 & 712.
This entry is located in the following units: cardio-, cardi-, card- (page 1) farc-, fars- (page 1)
addisonian crisis, acute adrenocortical insufficiency, adrenocortical crisis, adrenal crisis
The syndrome which accompanies the acute onset or aggravation of Addison's disease or other forms of adrenal insufficiency, resulting in lethargy, fever, vascular collapse, and often death.
This entry is located in the following unit: cris-, crit-, cri- + (page 1)
herpes zoster; shingles, zoster, zona, acute posterior ganglionitis
1. An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of chickenpox.
2. A reactivation of the same Herpes virus that is responsible for chicken pox. This results in a painful blistery red rash that is confined to one side of the body.
3. Eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia or an acute viral disease caused by a herpesvirus (the same virus that causes chickenpox).

Characteristics include inflammation of spinal ganglia with pain and a vesicular eruption along the area of distribution of a sensory nerve.

It sometimes accompanies diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lymphoma; and it may be triggered by trauma or injection of certain drugs.

In some cases, it appears without any apparent reason for activation.

It involves the sensory ganglia and their areas of innervation, characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area of the corresponding dermatome, and it is usually unilateral and confined to a single or adjacent dermatomes.

This entry is located in the following units: herpeto-, herpet-, herp- (page 1) zoster-, zoster + (page 1)