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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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pointed out that inspiratory and expiratory resistances during the night in OSA are much higher than those in the daytime.
This was probably due to the fact that resistance was calculated via a modification of von Neergard and Wirz method (at mid-tidal volume by dividing inspiratory transpulmonary pressure by inspiratory flow), and thus measuring the average inspiratory and expiratory resistance, instead of the inspiratory.
As most respiratory professionals realize, auto-PEEP is a function not only of the expiratory resistance, but also of minute ventilation.
19) While PLB increases mouth expiratory resistance and can increase intraluminal airway pressure, there are limitations on its performance.
Our objective was to determine if the menstrual cycle affected expiratory resistance developed during progressive incremental exercise in females.