What is resistance?

  • (noun): The degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on resistance:

Resistance - Other
... La RĂ©sistance (professional wrestling) Resistance welding, a group of welding processes Psychological resistance, the forces tha counteract progress in ...
Triclosan - Resistance Concerns
... not effective in predicting bacterial resistance for biocides like triclosan, triclosan does reduce species diversity, kills off efficient TCS degrader species (see citation's Table 4), and that it should ... demonstrating that triclosan is not significantly associated with bacterial resistance over the short term, including one study coauthored by Levy ... major concern over resistant strains is not that they will alter resistance profiles over the short term ...
... Nonresistance (or non-resistance) is generally defined as "the practice or principle of not resisting authority, even when it is unjustly exercised" ... At its core is discouragement of, even opposition to, physical resistance to an enemy ... Sometimes non-resistance has been seen as compatible with, even part of, movements advocating social change ...
Valkenburg Resistance - After The War
... Members of the Valkenburg resistance agreed to keep their activities a secret after the war, so as not to brag ... So he concluded there had been no resistance there ... to talk was someone who had been on a death list of the resistance, but ultimately not executed ...
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - Properties
... The most important mechanical properties of ABS are impact resistance and toughness ... modifications can be made to improve impact resistance, toughness, and heat resistance ... The impact resistance can be amplified by increasing the proportions of polybutadiene in relation to styrene and also acrylonitrile, although this causes changes in other properties ...

More definitions of "resistance":

  • (noun): An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current.
    Synonyms: resistor
  • (noun): The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.
    Example: "He encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"
    Synonyms: opposition
  • (noun): A secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force.
    Synonyms: underground
  • (noun): Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion.
  • (noun): (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness.
  • (noun): Group action in opposition to those in power.
  • (noun): (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease.
    Synonyms: immunity
  • (noun): The military action of resisting the enemy's advance.
    Example: "The enemy offered little resistance"

Famous quotes containing the word resistance:

    Even the most subjected person has moments of rage and resentment so intense that they respond, they act against. There is an inner uprising that leads to rebellion, however short- lived. It may be only momentary but it takes place. That space within oneself where resistance is possible remains.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    ... resistance to tyranny is man’s highest ideal.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    He made no resistance whatever, and was stabbed in the back.... I must not dwell upon the fearful repast.... Words have no power to impress the mind with the exquisite horror of their reality.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)