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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Acute pain (uh-KYOOT payn)
Pain that comes on quickly, can be severe, but lasts a relatively short time.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.