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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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The only antibiotics with susceptibilities greater than 80% were polymyxin E and tigecycline.
When the susceptibilities of DGM at high resolution and iron content (mg/100g) were correlated, a positive correlation was found with R-square (R2=0.
Since there is no general agreement within the medical genetic community concerning the most appropriate mode by which to offer testing for genetic susceptibilities, we are left to wonder how Dr.
Survey of susceptibilities of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis isolates to 26 antimicrobial agents: a prospective U.
Regarding micrococci, data on antimicrobial susceptibilities are rare, and often the species affiliation remains unclear.
This later finding, along with the emergence of new molecular techniques for investigating genetic variation between individuals, is now allowing environmental health researchers to examine inherited susceptibilities more carefully.
Susceptibilities of Mycobacterium marinum to gatifloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, linezolid, moxifloxacin, telithromycin, and quinupristin-dalfopristin (Synercid) compared to its susceptibilities to reference macrolides and quinolones.
SNPs near one another in the genome can be related, forming blocks in a gene and potentially making it easier to trace susceptibilities in the general population.
Clinical laboratories assess the antimicrobial susceptibilities of bacterial isolates and summarize all susceptibility results for a specified period on an antibiogram report.
Susceptibilities to 10 antimicrobial agents of 1,220 Campylobacter strains isolated from 1987 to 1993 from feces of pediatric patients.