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Acute is defined as relating to an injury or illness that has a rapid onset and follows a short but severe course. It is the opposite of chronic. [1][2]

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  1. Donche, Dan (2008). FF Trainer Certification Guide. USA: Fatal Fitness. 
  2. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary (n.d.). Acute. Dictionary.com. Retrieved on 2008-08-11.
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