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A condition of short duration that starts quickly and has severe symptoms. It may also refer to a symptom, for example, severe pain. An ‘acute’ abdomen is a serious disorder of the abdomen requiring urgent treatment, usually surgery. Acute heart failure is the sudden stopping of or defect in the action of the heart. Acute LEUKAEMIA is a rapid growth in the number of white blood cells, which is fatal if untreated. (Opposite: chronic – see CHRONIC DISORDER.)

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