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Descriptor English: Drug Resistance, Microbial
Descriptor Spanish: Farmacorresistencia Microbiana
Descriptor Portuguese: Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos
Descriptor French: Résistance microbienne aux médicaments
Entry term(s): Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic Resistance, Microbial
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Antimicrobial Drug Resistances
Drug Resistances, Microbial
Resistance, Antibiotic
Tree number(s): G06.225
G07.690.773.984.269
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004352
Scope note: 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).
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; not for protozoa: index DRUG RESISTANCE
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 1963; for ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE see DRUG RESISTANCE 2002-2007
History Note: 1963; for ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE use DRUG RESISTANCE 2002-2007
Related: Microbial Sensitivity Tests MeSH
R Factors MeSH
Superinfection MeSH
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant MeSH
DeCS ID: 22165
Unique ID: D004352
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Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Drug Resistance, Microbial - Preferred
Concept UI M0006841
Scope note 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).
Preferred term Drug Resistance, Microbial
Entry term(s) Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Antimicrobial Drug Resistances
Drug Resistances, Microbial
Antibiotic Resistance, Microbial - Narrower
Concept UI M0006842
Preferred term Antibiotic Resistance, Microbial
Entry term(s) Antibiotic Resistance
Resistance, Antibiotic



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