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Mesh term Drug Resistance, Microbial

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Drug Resistance
Microbiological Phenomena


The ability of microorganisms, especially bacteria, to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antimicrobial agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).

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Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Drug Resistance, Fungal
Drug Resistance, Viral

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