Medical Definition of Antibiotic resistance

Our Antibiotic Resistance (Drug Resistance, Antimicrobial Resistance) Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Antibiotic Resistance (Drug Resistance, Antimicrobial Resistance)

Antibiotic resistance: 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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