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In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent. The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development. A chronic course is distinguished from a recurrent course; recurrent diseases relapse repeatedly, with periods of remission in between. As an adjective, chronic can refer to a persistent and lasting medical condition. Chronicity is usually applied to a condition that lasts more than three months. Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, treatment and possible prevention of disease and injury. ... Contagious redirects here. ... In Medicine, a course of medication is a period of continuous treatment with a drug, sometimes with variable dosage. ... In Medicine, a course of medication is a period of continuous treatment with a drug, sometimes with variable dosage. ... Recurrent redirects here; for the meaning of recurrent in CHR airplay, see Recurrent rotation. ... A relapse occurs when a person is affected again by a condition that affected them in the past. ... Remission is the state of absence of disease activity in patients with known chronic illness. ...


The definition of a disease or causative conditon may depend on the disease being chronic, and the term will often appear in the description:

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of respiratory tract diseases that are characterized by airflow obstruction or limitation. ... Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS), and various other names, is a syndrome (or group of syndromes) of unknown and possibly multiple etiologies, affecting the central nervous system (CNS), immune, and many other systems and organs. ... Hepatitis is a gastroenterological disease, featuring inflammation of the liver. ... Leukemia (or leukaemia; see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... this is a very painful thing my name is lauren!!!!! haha muaha muaha muahaha Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body. ...

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Chronic (medicine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (130 words)
In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent.
The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development.
A chronic course is distinguished from a recurrent course; recurrent diseases relapse repeatedly, with periods of remission in between.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1168 words)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of respiratory tract diseases that are characterized by airflow obstruction or limitation.
As the disease continues, the symptoms are seen with increased frequency and severity.
The inflammatory component of the disease can be modified with the use of steroid drugs (usually administered by inhalation in order to avoid any systemic effect) but several weeks of treatment must be given before the effect can be evaluated.
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