Acute

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Term Acute
Description Having a sudden onset or lasting a short time.
Definition Acute

Having a sudden onset or lasting a short time. An acute stimulus is severe enough to induce a response rapidly. The word acute can be used to define either the exposure or the response to an exposure (effect). The duration of an acute aquatic toxicity test is generally 4 days or less and mortality is the response usually measured. 1. Acute-diseases or responses with short and generally severe course (often due to high pollutant concentrations).

References http://www.epa.gov/oswer/riskassessment/glossary.htm
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