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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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Combination treatment with COTI-2 did not induce drug resistance, and drug-resistant cancer cell lines showed little or no cross-resistance to COTI-2.
At the same time, some studies observe that fluconazole-resistant isolates also develop resistance to voriconazole as a result of cross-resistance.
Triazole fungicides can induce cross-resistance to medical triazoles in Aspergillus fumigatus .
The fluoroquinolone-resistant strains in recurrent infection showed high cross-resistance to aminoglycosides (amikacin, gentamicin, netilmicin, isepamicin, and tobramycin), [beta]-lactams (ticarcillin, ticarcillin/clavulanate, cefpirome, ceftazidime, and cefepime), and extended-spectrum [beta]-lactams (aztreonam) (p < 0.
A V106M mutation in HIV-1 clade C viruses exposed to efavirenz confers cross-resistance to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.
Cross-resistance, genetics, and realized heritability of resistance to fipronil in the house fly, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae): a potential vector for disease transmission.
This resistance may be partially attributed to cross-resistance among drugs (e.
Conclusion: The lack of cross-resistance to most resistance mechanisms and the collateral sensitivity in EGFRtransfectants compared to wild-type cells speak for a promising role of reserpine in cancer chemotherapy.
whiB7 promoter mutations therefore can result in both a target modification and efflux mechanism of resistance, leading to cross-resistance to two amino glycoside drug groups [12].
Cross-resistance in sap-feeding insect strains--which are Isoclast's primary target--has been lacking because of metabolic differences between Isoclast and other insecticides.
Most of the mutations concerned the drugs used in first-line therapy, but a few patients developed cross-resistance to similar drugs.
frugiperda should provide great value for analyzing cross-resistance to other Bt corn technologies, especially to the recently commercialized pyramided Bt corn.
Solatenol is a new benz-pyrazole SDHI fungicide which brings a new mode of action with no cross-resistance to existing fungicides.
Data in Table 4 showed that there is no cross-resistance to other insecticides including those working at the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (thiamethoxam).
Furthermore, few investigations have examined antimicrobial drug resistance with regard to specimen source or cross-resistance patterns among CRKP.