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Synonyms for resistance



immunity from


  • immunity from
  • resilience
  • ability to withstand
  • ability to fight off
  • ability to counteract

Synonyms for resistance

the act of resisting

a clandestine organization of freedom fighters in an oppressed land


Synonyms for resistance

the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

a material's opposition to the flow of electric current

the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

Related Words

a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

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While much work on cross resistance with protease inhibitors needs to be done, these new data are encouraging for people considering or currently taking INVIRASE(TM)," said Noel Roberts, Ph.
19] reported that bifenazate-resistant strain lacked cross resistance to many different chemical classes and modes of action of other acaricides.
2010), thus indicating the absence of any cross resistance between spiromesifen and these neonicotinoids.
Cross resistance to itraconazole (Sporanox) was present in five women and to ketoconazole (Nizoral) in four
The patients with resistance to any of quinolones used as antibiotics are likely to develop cross resistance to other or newer quinolones, used for treating tuberculosis.
In vitro studies indicate the drug has no target-specific cross resistance to other antibiotic classes, so it's highly effective against bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
Some of the patients in the trials already had cross resistance to Prezista when the trial began (due to their extensive resistance to other protease inhibitors), and it got worse on the average, as they used the drug--showing the importance of having more than one active antiretroviral, instead of introducing new drugs one by one as they become available, and then often losing them to resistance.
The data being presented today support the lack of cross resistance between satraplatin and the two taxanes that are currently approved for use as chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of human cancers - TAXOTERE and TAXOL," said Marcel Rozencweig, M.