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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 katG is known to confer high-level resistance to INH with no documented cross-resistance, inhA gene mutations are associated with low-level INH resistance and cross-resistance to ethionamide.
'We also unexpectedly found that the rotation technique, which adds increased mode-of-action diversity and reduced selection pressure on any single AI (active ingredient), was mostly ineffective at reducing cockroach populations due to cross-resistance among AIs,' the study read.
Carboxamide cross-resistance -- when an isolate resistant to one fungicide is found to also be resistant to another fungicide belonging to the same chemical group -- was tested for the whole study population (n = 167) and revealed weak to moderate resistance relationships among the four carboxamides (fig.
Thiamethoxam resistance in the house fly, Musca domestica L.: Current status, resistance selection, cross-resistance potential and possible biochemical mechanisms.
However, cross-resistance between rifabutin and rifampin is a serious concern in tuberculosis prevalent countries such as Korea due to theoretical concerns that overuse may increase the prevalence of rifabutin-resistant mycobacteria in the community [21, 41, 42].
Further, multiple antibiotic cross-resistance patterns of MRSA identified in laying hens, broilers, and bovines were analyzed.
Furthermore, resistance to one antibacterial agent is frequently related to cross-resistance to other antibiotics.
According to the antifungal resistance data of this study, cross-resistance between fluconazole and voriconazole was found among 18(8.2%) of the isolates.
Some studies suggested that the TR/L98H mutation acquired in the environment due to azole fungicides usage in agriculture.[sup][23],[24] We found that one itraconazole-resistant isolate harbored the TR34/L98H mutation was cross-resistance to both voriconazole and posaconazole.
Fosfomycin also has a low propensity for cross-resistance, which is likely due to the fact that it differs from other antibiotics in its general chemical structure and site of action [19, 48].
coli resistant strains occasionally show cross-resistance to aminoglycosides [5].
The fluoroquinolone strains seen in recurrent P aeruginosa showed high cross-resistance to other drugs.
frugiperda, than plants expressing a single Bt protein, especially when proteins had low potential for cross-resistance (ZHAO et al., 2003; HERNANDEZ-RODRIGUEZ et al., 2013).
This could be explained by cross-resistance phenomenon which is very known in this antibiotic family [25].