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Drug Resistance

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.

Year introduced: 1972

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Tree Number(s): G07.690.773.984

MeSH Unique ID: D004351

Entry Terms:

  • Resistance, Drug

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