Definition of subacute in English:

subacute

Syllabification: sub·a·cute
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbəˈkyo͞ot
 
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adjective

  • 1 Medicine (Of a condition) between acute and chronic.
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    • Delirium can be caused by a medical emergency or a subacute, chronic medical condition.
    • A bone abscess found during the subacute or chronic stage of hematogenous osteomyelitis is known as a Brodie's abscess.
    • There are three different clinical presentations that have been described: acute, subacute, and chronic.
  • 2Moderately acute in shape or angle.

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