Chronic disease

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one which is inveterate, of long continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from an acute disease, which speedly terminates.

See also: Chronic

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was clear to me at a glance that he was in the grip of some deadly and chronic disease.
Patients who had chronic diseases or whose lives had long been worn threadbare, like old Featherstone's, had been at once inclined to try him; also, many who did not like paying their doctor's bills, thought agreeably of opening an account with a new doctor and sending for him without stint if the children's temper wanted a dose, occasions when the old practitioners were often crusty; and all persons thus inclined to employ Lydgate held it likely that he was clever.
Increasing prevalence of chronic disease, rising demand for better treatment, increasing investment in Research and development, and availability of funds drive the growth of the market.
Existing healthcare systems are also ill-equipped to manage this rising chronic disease burden.
Roadmap to Health was developed in response to the rising rates of chronic disease in the U.S.
More than 3M South Carolinians have at least one chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, and the projected total cost of chronic disease between 2016-2030 in South Carolina is $687B.
UPPER NYACK, N.Y: Global Healthy Living Foundation launched A Patient's Guide to Insurance Enrollment to help people living with chronic disease understand and make decisions about their health insurance coverage options.
This study aims to estimate the prevalence of chronic disease and assess health-seeking behavior among elderly residents of an urban underprivileged area.
High chronic disease risk scores were also associated with substantial reduction in life span.
Minister of State for Health Saira Afzal Tarar said told the Pakistani press that having access to high-quality treatment at an affordable price is essential to improving the lives of chronic disease suffers in the nation.
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control, 4th Edition

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