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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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Adrenocorticotropic hormone resistance syndrome was considered in our patient with the hormone tests performed because of hypoglycemia.
Evidence of hormone resistance in a pseudo-pseudohypoparathyroidism patient with a novel paternal mutation in GNAS.
Laron Z: Laron syndrome (primary growth hormone resistance or insensitivity): the personal experience 1958-2003.
Evidence for the secretion of thyrotropin with enhanced bioactivity in syndromes of thyroid hormone resistance.
Thyroid hormone resistance syndrome: Correlation of dominant negative activity and location of mutations.
Rare causes of inappropriate TSH include TSH-secreting pituitary tumours and syndromes of thyroid hormone resistance.
Type Ia is the most common type which is an autosomal dominant condition it has phenotypic features of AHO with hormone resistance and decreased nephrogenic cAMP response to PTH and GNSA 1 mutation as well.
However, when these fragile feedback mechanisms become overwhelmed and fail, hormone resistance actually favors weight gain.
Whilst around 50% of metastatic breast cancers will display an intrinsic resistance to hormone therapies despite being hormone receptorpositive (de novo resistance), more than one-third of patients with endocrine-responsive, early-stage breast cancer, and almost all of those with metastatic disease, will develop hormone resistance during the course of their disease (acquired resistance) [5-7] despite an initial response to the therapy--resulting in disease relapse and progression.
In anorexic patients, IGF-I levels decrease, and patients acquire growth hormone resistance.
One postulated mechanism for thyroid hormone resistance found in WTS/CFS might be due to a dysregulation in the type I interferons (IFN-alpha/beta) pathway.
Increased clusterin expression protects prostate cancer cells from the cytotoxic effects of hormone ablation and chemotherapy and elevated levels of clusterin are associated with hormone resistance and metastasis.
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