Health effects that have a rapid onset, a short course, and pronounced symptoms and termination. A reaction that occurs shortly after exposure to a chemical.
Usually immediate, obvious, short-term responses to exposure to a hazard. They can be localised to one part of the body or they can be systemic.
Effects that arise quickly and have a relatively short severe course.
Detrimental health effects resulting from a single, short term exposure to a toxic substance, as might occur during an accidental release of refrigerants.
These effects usually appear shortly after exposure to high levels of radiation. Among these effects are: inflammation of the skin, nausea and vomiting, blood changes, bone marrow damage, etc.
The short-term effects of a drug. Acute effects are those that people feel shortly after they ingest a drug and are under its influence (e.g., while they are intoxicated).
Refers to effects resulting from the administration of any drug and specifically to its short term effects. These effects are distinguished between central (cerebral functions) and peripheral (nervous system). Effects are dose-related.
An adverse effect on a human or animal body, with symptoms developing rapidly. See Chronic Effects.
Adverse symptoms that occur immediately or shortly after an exposure to a chemical. Common symptoms of acute exposure include headache, dizziness, or nausea.
used in toxicology to refer to severe effects lasting for a short period of time.