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Mesh term Drug Resistance

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Pharmacological Phenomena


Diminished or failed response of an organism, disease or tissue to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should be differentiated from DRUG TOLERANCE which is the progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, as a result of continued administration.

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Drug Resistance, Microbial
Drug Resistance, Multiple
Drug Resistance, Neoplasm
Herbicide Resistance
Insecticide Resistance
Insulin Resistance

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