Resistance, antibiotic

The ability of bacteria and other microorganisms to resist the effects of an antibiotic to which they were once sensitive. Antibiotic resistance is a major concern of overuse of antibiotics. Also known as drug resistance.

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    To absorb again, to lose substance. For example, some of a tooth may be resorbed.

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    The process of losing substance. For example, when bone is surgically reshaped, it undergoes both new formation and resorption.

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