acute pain
Pain that comes on quickly, can be severe, but lasts a relatively short time.

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  • acute pain — sharp pain, strong ache …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Acute — A*cute , a. [L. acutus, p. p. of acuere to sharpen, fr. a root ak to be sharp. Cf. {Ague}, {Cute}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; opposed to {blunt} or {obtuse}; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acute angle — Acute A*cute , a. [L. acutus, p. p. of acuere to sharpen, fr. a root ak to be sharp. Cf. {Ague}, {Cute}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; opposed to {blunt} or {obtuse}; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pain scale — Pain is the Fifth Vital Sign. [cite journal |author=Walid MS, Donahue SN, Darmohray DM, Hyer LA, Robinson JS |title=The Fifth Vital Sign What Does It Mean? |journal=Pain Practice|volume= |issue= |pages= |year=2008 |pmid= |doi=10.1111/j.1533… …   Wikipedia

  • Pain management — (also called pain medicine) is the medical discipline concerned with the relief of pain.Types of painAcute pain, such pain resulting from trauma, often has a reversible cause and may require only transient measures and correction of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Pain tolerance — is the amount of pain that a person can withstand before breaking down emotionally and/or physically. Exposure to pain as tolerance booster It is widely believed that exposing yourself to painful stimuli will increase your pain tolerance i.e.… …   Wikipedia

  • Pain — This article is about physical pain. For pain in the broader sense, see Suffering. For other uses, see Pain (disambiguation). Pain A sports player in pain. ICD 10 R52 …   Wikipedia

  • pain — /payn/, n. 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain. 3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain. 4. pains …   Universalium

  • Acute — Of short duration, rapid and abbreviated in onset, in reference to a disease. “Acute” is a measure of the time scale of a disease and is in contrast to “subacute” and “chronic.” “Subacute” indicates longer duration or less rapid change. “Chronic” …   Medical dictionary

  • acute — adjective (acuter; acutest) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin acutus, past participle of acuere to sharpen, from acus needle; akin to Latin acer sharp more at edge Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) characterized by sh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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