American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Somewhat or moderately acute: subacute petals and sepals.
- adj. Between acute and chronic: subacute fever symptoms; subacute endocarditis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting a condition just below that of acuteness, in any sense.
- adj. medicine Less than acute
- adj. biology Having a pointed tip, but with a broad or slightly rounded angle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Moderalely acute.
- adj. less than acute; relating to a disease present in a person with no symptoms of it
“Retinal hemorraghages in subacute carbon monoxide poisoning.”
“The article now has a reference that purports to doubt the cause-effect relationship between the drug cloquinol and the disease known as subacute myelo-optic neuropathy.”
“They plan to make the formerly bankrupt facilities profitable by sending people home more quickly: short-term or "subacute" rehabilitation is where the money is.”
“Several of the less premature infants have graduated to the subacute unit down the hall and one of them I heard has even been sent home.”
“Less commonly it can cause pneumonia, meningitis, encephalitis and worst of all subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain that emerges some years after the measles infection one in 100, 000 people.”
“The intern admitted him to my medical service, where we diagnosed subacute bacterial endocarditis inflammation of the inner lining of the heart and valves and put him on IV antibiotics.”
“He'd have figured it out, knows Monash Medical Student, just as he diagnosed this week's case of subacute sclerosing pan-encephalitis.”
“At chronic subacute levels of exposure, cyanide can produce goiter and hypothyroidism.”
“Look at "Nervous Systems" which reads "Encephalitis; encephalopathy; measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); subacute scloerosing panencephalitis (SSPE); Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS); febrile convulsions; afebrile convulsions or seizures; ataxia; polyneuritis; polyneuropathy; ocular palsies; paresthesia.”
“Laine had contracted measles at ten-and-a-half months before she could receive the full schedule of measles vaccines; she recovered but at seven was diagnosed with subacute schlerosingpanencephalitis SSPE, a fatal complication affecting one in 100,000 children who contract measles.”
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