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exacerbation

 [eg-zas″er-ba´shun]
increase in severity of a disease or any of its symptoms.

ex·ac·er·ba·tion

(ek-zas'ĕr-bā'shŭn, ek-sas-),
Increased severity of a disease or any of its signs or symptoms.
[L. ex- acerbo, pp. -atus, to exasperate, increase, fr. acerbus, sour]

exacerbation

(ĭg-zăs′ər-bā′shən)
n.
An increase in the severity of a disease or in any of its signs or symptoms.

ex·ac′er·bate′ v.

exacerbation

[igzas′ərbā′shən]
Etymology: L, exacerbare, to provoke
an increase in the seriousness of a disease or disorder as marked by greater intensity in the signs or symptoms of the patient being treated.

ex·ac·er·ba·tion

(eg-zas'ĕr-bā'shŭn)
An increase in the severity of a disease or any of its signs or symptoms.
[L. ex- acerbo, pp. -atus, to exasperate, increase, fr. acerbus, sour]

exacerbation

An increase in severity or a causing of increased severity.

ex·ac·er·ba·tion

(eg-zas'ĕr-bā'shŭn)
Increased severity of a disease or any of its signs or symptoms.
[L. ex-acerbo, pp. -atus, to exasperate, increase, fr. acerbus, sour]

exacerbation

increase in severity of a disease or any of its clinical signs.
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