Acute Dystonia

Science / Psychiatry / Acute Dystonia: An extrapyramidal symptom caused by some antipsychotics which takes the form of involuntary twisting of the muscles in the head and neck. Features include involuntary tongue protrusion, grimacing, neck spasms and abnormal head position.

Other Words for Acute

Acute Adjective Synonyms: sharp, pointed, narrow

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Health / First Aid / Acute Myocardial Infarction: Definition of a heart attack. Also known as an acute myocardial infarction. MORE

Acute Schizophrenia

Science / Psychiatry / Acute Schizophrenia: (a-cute skiz-o-fre-ne-ah) The height of symptoms of schizophrenia. MORE

Acute Toxicity

Business / Agriculture / Acute Toxicity: The ability of a substance to cause harmful effects soon after a single exposure or dose. Also, any severe poisonous effect resulting from a single short-term exposure to a toxic substance. See also c MORE


Science / Genetics / Dystonia: Neurologic condition involving repeated twisting and movement. Involves a variety of muscle groups. Intelligence not effected. Three forms: childhood - autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, adult-a MORE


Health / Disease / Acute: Occurring over a short time [compare with chronic]. MORE

Acute Exposure

Health / Disease / Acute Exposure: Contact with a substance that occurs once or for only a short time (up to 14 days) [compare with intermediate duration exposure and chronic exposure]. MORE