susceptibility


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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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In our mid-South community, invasive pneumococcal isolates commonly demonstrate reduced susceptibility to penicillin and cefotaxime.
The argument is largely demographic, built around the notion of susceptibility.
Of those who could be tested, 78% had reduced susceptibility to at least one antiretroviral.
1] Marsh found that ten out of 11 gene candidates for susceptibility to asthma were unique to only one racial or ethnic group.
Meanwhile, scientists suspect that SNPs in another gene, PPAR-gamma, may also hike diabetes susceptibility (SN: 9/9/00, p.
Another phenomenon that has generated a great deal of interest is the opposite case, where some virus strains exhibit increased susceptibility to NNRTIs compared with wild-type virus, often termed hypersusceptibility.
The gene-mapping studies done so far suggest that several autoimmune diseases share the same "candidate gene", although each particular disease almost certainly has other genes that are responsible for that susceptibility.
Studies seeking to identify the genetic basis of manic-depressive disorder indicate that susceptibility stems from multiple genes.