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susceptibility

Physics
a. (of a dielectric) the amount by which the relative permittivity differs from unity.
b. (of a magnetic medium) the amount by which the relative permeability differs from unity.

susceptibility

[sə‚sep·tə′bil·əd·ē]
(electricity)
(electromagnetism)
(ordnance)
The degree to which a device, equipment, or weapons system is open to effective attack due to one or more inherent weaknesses.
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As counselors and researchers we can create opportunities for public dialogue about the broader meaning of genetic endowments, be they susceptibilities, giftedness, enhancements, or protection against disease.
Antimicrobial susceptibilities of Stomatococcus mucilaginosus and of Micrococcus spp.
This finding is consistent with comparatively low antibiotic susceptibilities previously described for the Southeast.
Susceptibility of penicillin-susceptible and resistant pneumococci to dirithromycin compared with susceptibilities to erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin, and clindamycin.
Besides improving cross-species extrapolation, the EGP will enable "the design of epidemiological approaches that allow us to identify more subtle effects and therefore identify either susceptibilities or adverse impacts much earlier and much more quickly than we might have," Farland says.
Conducting a case-control study on deaths or hospitalizations related to diarrheal disease may also shed light on susceptibilities and possibly water-related risk factors.
Susceptibilities of bacteria isolated from patients with lower respiratory infectious diseases to antibiotics (1997).
Detection of gyrA mutations among 335 Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated in Japan and their susceptibilities to fluoroquinolones.
These goals reflect the institute's mission to define how environmental exposures affect health, how individuals differ in their susceptibility to exposures, and how susceptibilities can change over time.
Biotyped and antibiotic susceptibilities were determined by the Kirby-Bauer disk-diffusion assay (8-10).
Since then, more O1 strains were isolated that exhibited reduced antibiotic susceptibilities to chloramphenicol and tetracycline but not to ofloxacin (12).
Although the susceptibilities of the recently described GISA isolates to antimicrobial agents vary, all are resistant to clindamycin (6), whereas the GISA isolate was susceptible.