Still, Sebelius warned that in 2030, chronic disease deaths are projected to rise to 52 million people throughout the world.
In the U.S., she said, chronic disease accounts for 75 percent of health care costs.
Narcissistic personality disorder, Ford says, is one of the personality structures associated with chronic lying.
Every petty little hiccup that beset its launch was magnified as an index of its chronic malfunction.
His main concern, however, is a chronic pain in his leg that leads him down a neurotic path of self-discovery.
chronic constipation is the result of proctitis and colitis.
Farnsworth was the victim of a chronic asthma, and he was as ambitious as he was restless.
She grew thin and seemed to be suffering from a chronic cough.
Like the Arno at Florence, it seems troubled with a chronic thirst.
chronic peritonitis is a rare complication of gastric ulcer (Moore, Vierordt).
early 15c., of diseases, "lasting a long time," from Middle French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos "of time, concerning time," from khronos "time" (see chrono-). Vague disapproving sense (from 17c.) is from association with diseases and later addictions.
chronic chron·ic (krŏn'ĭk)
Of long duration. Used of a disease of slow progress and long continuance.
Relating to an illness or medical condition that is characterized by long duration or frequent recurrence. Diabetes and hypertension are chronic diseases. Compare acute.
Marijuana; pot: Smoking a spliff of high-octane chronic (1990s+)