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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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We performed linear regression analyses in which the dependent variable was antimicrobial susceptibility (geometric mean MIC) at each GISP site and the independent variable of interest was the prior year prescription rate (i.
In this research using the equation 2, a semi quantitative approach is applied for the calculation of amount of buildings in different susceptibility zones.
aureus susceptibility to clindamycin, ciprofloxacin, and TMP/SMX decreased--although susceptibility to TMP/SMX in 2014 stayed high at 98%--while overall susceptibility to erythromycin, gentamicin, and oxacillin increased.
Direct susceptibility for 19 antibiotics was performed on positive blood culture bottles (aerobic or anaerobic) after Gram stain results by inoculating 2-4 drops of broth from the blood culture bottle onto two large Mueller-Hinton plates (Oxoid, Canada).
The increased prevalence of reduced cefixime susceptibility in 2014 highlights the need to maintain surveillance, search for new therapeutics, and ensure that gonorrhea is treated according to the CDC's guidelines.
Data was entered in Microsoft Excel worksheet and susceptibility percentages were calculated.
The results demonstrate that differences in the distribution patterns of encapsulated material within colloidal particles can significantly influence the susceptibility of the encapsulated material to react with free radicals.
A correlation between resistance to nalidixic acid and reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin and other Flouroquinolones have been reported by several authors.
Conclusion: Linear correlation between susceptibility and iron content at HR and LR has demonstrated that low resolution QSM holds the consistency of susceptibility and does not affect the estimation of iron content in deep grey matter of brain.
If this is an interference or susceptibility issue, then determining the relative emissions levels on the power, control, and signal leads generally is more important than knowing the absolute value.
Genetic analysis of families with psoriasis has identified several susceptibility loci on various chromosomes.