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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 airway resistance at each workload was calculated for each subject using the following equation: Expiratory Resistance = Transpulmonary Pressure / Expired Flow Rate
The expiratory resistance data from each menstrual cycle phase were analyzed with a repeated measures one-way analysis of variance (Graph Pad Prism 4) to determine if airway resistance changed from workload to workload during the progressive incremental tests.
The purpose of the study was to determine if the expiratory resistance during progressive whole body exercise in healthy female subjects was different between the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.
Expiratory resistance was measured using the flow interrupter technique (Chowienczyk et al.
Frankly, we wondered about Vital Signs' claims that the Limb-O circuit's Inspiratory and Expiratory Resistances were not increased.