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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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However, glucocorticoid resistance or GR[alpha] deficiency with lower GR[alpha] expression in the cytoplasm is a general phenomenon in systemic inflammation when a high dose of glucocorticoids is used for long time, especially in unresolved ARDS.
A study of primates implicated FKBP5 as one of the main determinants of glucocorticoid resistance. (78) A study in humans examined gene-environment interaction between a risk allele associated with enhanced gene expression and ELS exposure.
In addition, elevated S100A8 and S100A9 cause glucocorticoid resistance in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia [8].
Glucocorticoid resistance in the squirrel monkey is associated with overexpression of the immunophilin FKBP51.
Li, "Abnormal expression and distribution of heat shock protein 90: potential etiologic immunoendocrine mechanism of glucocorticoid resistance in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome," Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, vol.
Despite numerous studies addressing the mechanisms that mediate the response of lymphoid tumor cells to glucocorticoid therapy the mechanism of glucocorticoid resistance remain incompletely understood.
Synchrony between the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and adrenal function occurs during stressful circumstances.(2) Down-regulation, or reduced activity, of glucocorticoid receptors in depression leads to glucocorticoid resistance, resulting in hyperactivity of this axis.
The pathway for this appears to be impaired negative feedback regulation of HPA axis function and glucocorticoid resistance (determined by the dexamethasone suppression test).
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