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Descriptor English: Drug Resistance
Descriptor Spanish: Resistencia a Medicamentos
Descriptor Portuguese: Resistência a Medicamentos
Descriptor French: Résistance aux substances
Entry term(s): Resistance, Drug
Tree number(s): G07.690.773.984
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004351
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; differentiate from DRUG TOLERANCE; resistance of parasites including protozoa goes here
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 1972
History Note: 1972
Related: Pharmacogenetics MeSH
DeCS ID: 22164
Unique ID: D004351
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Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Drug Resistance - Preferred
Concept UI M0006840
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Drug Resistance
Entry term(s) Resistance, Drug



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