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  • adj. Very acute

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Extremely acute.


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  • Within minutes of interspecies transplant, antibodies attack the new organ and destroy it, a process which is called hyperacute rejection.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Other chemicals likely to be present in such water, which include fuel from machinery, "tend not to be hyperacute hazards," at low levels, he said, and people could likely recover from their effects without severe impact.

    Bark, Murky Floodwater Likely Helped Miners Survive

  • What scared me the most would be having all my senses thrown into a hyperacute state, when everything was crystal clear—especially the knowledge that I was stuck.

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • The main ethical problems included the health risks for the transplant recipient (e.g., a substantial risk of hyperacute rejection and graft-versus-host disease), traditional animal ethics issues, concerns about informed consent (complicated by empirical uncertainties and the possibility of legally mandated life-long health surveillance), fair allocation of health care resources, and the public health issue that xenotransplantation would allow viruses to jump the species barrier into humans.

    Human/Non-Human Chimeras

  • The TV set over the bar had sound turned way down, but his hyperacute ears could make it out.


  • Pendergast froze, his hyperacute senses strained to the maximum.

    Dance Of Death

  • Xenotransplanters must overcome the problems of rejection, from the sugar-related hyperacute rejection to the insidiously slow T cell run processes of acute and chronic rejection.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The hurdle of hyperacute rejection is just the first obstacle on the course.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Primates lack alpha-gal naturally, and it's known to be a major focus for hyperacute rejection.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The antibodies of hyperacute rejection attach to sugars on the outside of the organ; pigs and humans have different sugars, unlike humans and other primates.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact


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