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susceptibility

 [sŭ-sep″tĭ-bil´ĭ-te]
the state of being susceptible.

sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty

(sŭ-sep'ti-bil'i-tē),
1. Likelihood of an individual to develop ill effects from an external agent, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, high altitude, or ambient temperature.
2. In magnetic resonance imaging, the loss of magnetization signal caused by rapid phase dispersion because of marked local inhomogeneity of the magnetic field, as with the multiple air-soft tissue interfaces in the lung.

susceptibility

[səsep′tibil′itē]
Etymology: L, suscipere, to undertake
the condition of being vulnerable to a disease or disorder.

susceptibility

The likelihood of suffering from an adverse effect or disorder when exposed to a noxious stimulus or pathogen. See Cancer susceptibility.

sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty

(sŭ-sep'ti-bil'i-tē)
1. Likelihood of an individual to develop ill effects from an external agent, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, high altitude, or ambient temperature.
2. Likelihood that a given pathogenic microorganism will be inhibited or killed by a given microbial agent.
Synonym(s): sensitivity (4) .
3. magnetic resonance imaging The loss of magnetization signal caused by rapid phase dispersion because of marked local inhomogeneity of the magnetic field, as with the multiple air-soft tissue interfaces in the lung; susceptibility measurement can estimate calcium content in trabecular bone.

susceptibility

A more than normal tendency to contract an infection or other disease.

susceptibility

the state of being susceptible. Refers usually to infectious disease but may be to physical factors such as wetting or to psychological factors such as harassment. Signs which suggest a state of increased susceptibility to infection are: infections in the first few weeks of life, repeated bouts of infection, infections with nonvirulent pathogens, attacks of illness after vaccination with attenuated vaccines, and low leukocyte counts. See also immune deficiency disease.
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gonorrhoeae susceptibility and antimicrobial drug prescribing for any of the studied antimicrobial drugs (Table 2).
The results achieved through crossing of landslide susceptibility map (Shah, 2015) and buildings foot print map of the shows that in the Muzaffarabad, 7400 buildings are located in the moderate susceptibility class, 1400 buildings are located in the low susceptibility class and 1292 buildings in the high susceptibility class.
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Susceptibility to routinely used antimicrobial agents like linezolid (30ug), minocycline (30ug), rifampicin (5ug), fusidic acid (10ug), chloramphenicol (30ug), clindamycin (2ug), tetracycline (30ug), ciprofloxacin (5ug), cotrimoxazole (25ug), gentamicin (10ug) and erythromycin (15ug) (Oxoid) was checked for all the isolated MRSA strains using modified Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion technique as per CLSI 2013 guidelines.
Treatment decisions were retrospectively assessed by an infectious disease physician using the online patient care record, for appropriateness based on the match between the susceptibility result and the antibiotics chosen after the direct susceptibility result was provided, but before the standard susceptibility result was provided.
Susceptibility to ciprofloxacin was low throughout the study period (37%-40%).
typhi isolates with decreased ciprofloxacin susceptibility in clinical practice.
Susceptibility mapping has a remarkable clinical application in the estimation of the concentration of contrast agents as well as exploring the relationship between iron content and the progression of many neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis1, 2.
The radiated susceptibility test levels typically are produced using a signal generator and RF power amplifier in conjunction with an antenna that is usable over the test-frequency range.
METHODS: Prospective, descriptive and analytical study of susceptibility data of anaerobic organisms isolated from clinical specimens at Johannesburg Hospital.
2006), and susceptibility factors such as age, genetics, and obesity (Yeatts et al.
Abstract: Health risk messages conveying susceptibility to and severity of a threat are prone to producing unintended consequences.