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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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Oxygen therapy improves cardiac index and pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Cyanosis is mild or absent, Systolic murmur across VSD becomes evident as pulmonary vascular resistance falls.
NASDAQ: EIGR) Phase 2 LIBERTY study results in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) demonstrated no improvement overall or in key subgroups for both the primary efficacy endpoint of pulmonary vascular resistance and the secondary endpoint of 6-minute walk distance, the company said.
Years of clinical and subclinical haemolysis and vaso-occlusive episodes in sickle cell anaemia may lead to an obstructive pulmonary vasculopathy with a gradual increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and RV afterload, reflected in a steady increase in RV mass index out of proportion to the chronic anaemia-induced RV preload (Naveen Qureshi et al).
It is characterized by an acute rise in pulmonary pressures to the point where it exceeds systemic pressures due to rapid increase in pulmonary vascular resistance, causing pressure overload of right ventricle, decrease pulmonary blood flow, hypoxia, and decrease cardiac output due to leftward displacement of the inter ventricular septum with impending cardiac failure.
Hemodynamically, PAH is defined as a resting mean PAP of more than 25 mm Hg, a pulmonary vascular resistance more than 3 Wood units, and a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure less than 15 mm Hg.
It is also found in published studies that ventilation with low tidal volume (3ml/kg) without PEEP per CPB could not significantly change pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI), mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP), pulmonary complications, PaO2/FiO2 ratio and total length of stay12-14.
The clinical characteristic is that pulmonary vascular resistance progressively increases, which obstructs the right ventricular ejection, leading to right heart failure and even death.
General anesthesia had potential hazards of an acute rise in pulmonary vascular resistance and heart rate during laryngoscopy and intubation, negative inotropic effects of anesthetic drugs and the obstetrician's opinion of an easier vaginal delivery made us opt away from general anesthesia.
This trial is a 22-week, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial evaluating the effectiveness in reducing pulmonary vascular resistance, improving exercise capacity, tolerability and safety of ralinepag.
9) The pulmonary blood vessels chronically exposed to an increased blood flow, develop an obstructive vascular pathology leading to increased pulmonary vascular resistance and hence increased pulmonary pressure.
This left-to-right shunt, if significant, causes an increase in pulmonary blood flow leading to progressive remodelling of the pulmonary circulation with increased pulmonary vascular resistance and development of pulmonary hypertension.
The patient did not give any history suggestive of raised pulmonary vascular resistance.
Because flow-rate of the perfusate was constant, changes in PAP were proportional to pulmonary vascular resistance.
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