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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 the Gd phantom, a linear regression between the measured and prepared susceptibilities of the various balloons was performed for each of the methods.
The only antibiotics with susceptibilities greater than 80% were polymyxin E and tigecycline.
The susceptibilities of clinical isolates to isepamicin require an in-depth re-evaluation for accuracy and effectiveness in a clinical setting.
A P-value presented that all values of susceptibilities were in normal distribution.
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.
Vancomycin, linezolid, rifampicin, clindamycin, trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole and teicoplanin were interpreted according to CLSI breakpoints.5 Due to unavailability of clinical breakpoints for tigecycline, fosfomycin and fusidic acid in CLSI, susceptibilities were interpreted according to BSAC.6
Ultimately, the challenge for the future of environmental health research is to use advances in science as a means for understanding exposure and susceptibilities, while retaining an emphasis on prevention of exposure, and working with diverse actors to address fundamental causes of social disparities.
However, gonococcal strains with decreased susceptibilities to ciprofloxacin (MICs of 0.13-0.25 [micro]g/mL) have been isolated sporadically from patients in the United States through the Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP), which measures antimicrobial susceptibilities of urethral isolates from men each month (2).
Can the study of the toxic effects of chemicals be separated from the study of the genetic mechanisms underlying variations in individual susceptibilities to those chemicals?
Evolution of susceptibilities of Campylobacter spp.
As a result, a well-standardized laboratory method to monitor the susceptibilities of gonococcal isolates has been recommended by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS).
Furthermore, different components or other PM attributes may target people with different susceptibilities (e.g., people with asthma may be especially susceptible to biologic components present in PM).