How to Pronounce acute?

Correct pronunciation for the word "acute" is [ɐkjˈuːt], [ɐkjˈuːt], [ɐ_k_j_ˈuː_t].

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"Acute" in context

Acute is a term used to descibe a medical condition which has developed suddenly, is generally severe and may be life-threatening. It is usually of short duration, and in contrast to a chronic condition, which is usually of long duration and progresses slowly. A few examples of acute conditions are heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, appendicitis and sepsis.

Acute care is a type of medical care that's designed to provide immediate and intensive treatment over a short period of time. This type of care is provided by hospitals or in special acute care units within a hospital.

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