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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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The ability of SSE15206 to overcome multidrug resistance makes this class of molecules promising precursors for developing drugs that can do the same, he elaborated
The second contig was a plasmid containing the ORFs for the multidrug resistance bla-CTX gene, hemin receptor and nucleotidyl transferase protein.
3) In addition, the increase in multidrug resistance (MDR) makes it difficult to choose effective antibiotics.
The emergence of cancer multidrug resistance (MDR) has been pointed as one of the major hurdles for a successful chemotherapy.
The targets of ROS also include growth factors, inflammatory factors, and cell cycle regulators, including c-Myc, NF-[kappa]B, NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1[alpha]), and Protein Kinase C (PKC), and some of these factors are closely associated with multidrug resistance (MDR) in tumor [7].
Plasmid curing is the elimination of plasmid DNA from bacterial isolates in order to determine the relationship of multidrug resistance with plasmid DNA (Raj, 2012).
LimitMDR will characterize evolutionary trajectories leading to multidrug resistance in response to individual and combination drug treatment through the execution of large-scale adaptive evolution experiment with two bacterial pathogens followed by genome sequencing and phenotyping.
Irshad Javed delivered a lecture regarding MultiDrug Resistance Tuberculosis.
MSF has been working in the Kingdom since 2006 and faced a big challenge related to multidrug resistance and MDR bacteria in its surgical project in Amman.
Hence, if a bacterial cell acquires such SCCmec, it concomitantly acquires a multidrug resistance phenotype.
Given the current crisis with multidrug resistance, we should feel obligated to try one of the proposed strategies for delayed antibiotic prescribing if patients do not need one right away.
Transport of HIV protease inhibitors through the blood-brain barrier and interactions with the efflux proteins, P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance proteins.
It includes a 10-year epidemiology forecast of UTI incident cases segmented by age (0-85 years and older), sex, causative pathogen (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus, and Acinetobacter), multidrug resistance, and carbapenem resistance in these markets.
A recent study in the trauma intensive care unit (ICU) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, South Africa, highlights the key role that surveillance alone plays in curbing overuse of antimicrobials and reducing multidrug resistance.
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