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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

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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 pathway for this appears to be impaired negative feedback regulation of HPA axis function and glucocorticoid resistance (determined by the dexamethasone suppression test).
However, the constant increase in the number of patients suffering from glucocorticoid resistance could present a serious problem for clinicians.
Glucocorticoid resistance is analogous to insulin resistance as found in type 2 diabetes: the more that the hormone is around, the less the body cells respond to it.
8-10) The molecular basis of generalized glucocorticoid resistance has been ascribed to mutations in the hGR gene, which impair one or more of the molecular mechanisms of hGR action, thereby altering tissue sensitivity to glucocorticoids.
used gene expression patterns to identify that rapamycin in combination with glucocorticoids could be used successfully in cancer treatment to combat glucocorticoid resistance.
People who didn't carry these polymorphisms appeared to show some glucocorticoid resistance and also "seemed to be protected from the development of PTSD symptoms in a gene-dose dependent manner," the investigators noted.
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