acerbation

acerbation

Making more severe, sharp or painful. The commoner term, in medicine, is EXACERBATION.
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EX- ACERBATION OF LICHEN PLANUS DURING INTERFERON ALFA-2A THERAPY FOR CHRONIC ACTIVE HEPATITIS C.
In executive office this might serve him ill when fast action was needed or when political acerbations made reasoned consideration impossible, but it served him well when deliberation was in order and when national policy required long-range wisdom and consistency.