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tolerance

 [tol´er-ans]
1. the ability to bear something potentially difficult.
2. the ability to endure unusually large doses of a poison or toxin.
3. drug tolerance. adj., adj tol´erant.
acquired drug tolerance drug tolerance.
ambiguity tolerance the ability to withstand conflicting or complex situations without undue psychological stress.
drug tolerance a decreasing response to repeated constant doses of a drug or the need for increasing doses to maintain a constant response. See also drug dependence and habituation.
immunologic tolerance specific nonreactivity of lymphoid tissues to a particular antigen capable under other conditions of inducing immunity.
standing tolerance the amount of time an individual is capable of maintaining an erect, upright position.
tolerance test
1. an exercise test to determine the efficiency of the circulation.
2. a test to determine the body's ability to metabolize a substance or to endure administration of a drug.

tol·er·ance

(tol'ĕr-ăns),
1. The ability to endure or be less responsive to a stimulus, especially over a period of continued exposure.
2. The power of resisting the action of a poison or of taking a drug continuously or in large doses without injurious effects.
[L. tolero, pp. -atus, to endure]

tolerance

(tŏl′ər-əns)
n.
1.
a. Physiological resistance to a toxin.
b. Diminution in the physiological response to a drug that occurs after continued use, necessitating larger doses to produce a given response.
c. The ability to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound: glucose tolerance.
2.
a. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
b. Unresponsiveness to an antigen that normally produces an immunologic reaction.
3. The ability of an organism to resist or survive infection by a parasitic or pathogenic organism.

tolerance

Immunology Immune unresponsiveness to an antigenic challenge. See Immune tolerance, Self-tolerance Pharmacology An ↑ in dose of a drug required to achieve the same effect in a particular Pt, which is a function of ↑ metabolism–eg, by hypertrophy of the endoplasmic reticulum or ↑ expulsion of the drug from a cell–eg, amplification of the multidrug resistant gene by malignant cells. See Oral tolerance, MDR Psychiatry Resistance to the effects of a sedative Substance abuse
1. A state caused by regular use of opioids, where an increased dose is needed to produce the desired effect; tolerance may be a predictable sequelae of opioid use and does not imply addiction. See Drug tolerance, Physical dependence.
2. The ability to 'hold liquor'–consume alcohol without overt signs of inebriation Vox populi A general term for a person's general 'mellowness,' which encompasses the ability to cope with stress, acceptance of others, complete with bumps and flaws, and other facets of social intelligence.

tol·er·ance

(tol'ĕr-ăns)
1. The ability to endure or be less responsive to a stimulus, especially over a period of continued exposure.
2. The power of resisting the action of a poison or of taking a drug continuously or in large doses without injurious effects.
[L. tolero, pp. -atus, to endure]

tolerance

  1. the ability of an organism to withstand harsh environmental pressures such as drought or extreme temperatures.
  2. the ability of an organism to withstand the build up of an adverse factor such as pesticides or endoparasites within itself without showing serious symptoms of attack.

Tolerance

A phenomenon whereby a drug user becomes physically accustomed to a particular dose of a substance, and requires increasing dosages in order to obtain the same effects.

tol·er·ance

(tol'ĕr-ăns)
1. Ability to endure or be less responsive to a stimulus, especially over a period of continued exposure.
2. Power of resisting the action of a poison or of taking a drug continuously or in large doses without harm.
[L. tolero, pp. -atus, to endure]

Patient discussion about tolerance

Q. When will I have the Glucose Tolerance Test? I am pregnant and wanted to know when I need to have the Glucose Tolerance Test and what is the test like.

A. The test is given between week 24 and week 28 of the pregnancy. First you drink glucose, which is very sweet. You can mix it will water to help it go down easier. Then, after an hour you will have a blood test to check your glucose levels.

Q. What Do my Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Results Mean? I had an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test last week. I am 26 weeks pregnant. The results I got are 132 mg/dL. What does this mean?

A. If your blood glucose level was greater than 130 mg/dL, your provider will likely recommend you take another diabetes screening test that requires you to fast (not eat anything) before the test. During this second test, called the 100-gram oral glucose tolerance test, your blood glucose level will be tested four times during a three-hour period after drinking the cola-like drink. If two out of the four blood tests are abnormal, you are considered to have gestational diabetes.

Q. I want to know the types of therapy to treat Bipolar Disorder. My aunty is suffering from Bipolar disorder. I couldn’t tolerate her suffering. So I want to know the types of therapy to treat this?

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Measure of ambiguity tolerance. Journal of Personality Assessment, 39, 607-619.
[X.sub.at] = ambiguity tolerance explanatory variable
Ambiguity tolerance. Counselor trainees were given the 13-item MSTATS (McClain, 2009) which assesses ambiguity tolerance defined as an orientation ranging from aversion to attraction, toward stimuli that are complex, unfamiliar, and unsolvable.
In addition, the results of correlation analysis in the China sub-sample, summarized in Table 5, indicated that the score of the modified GRP scale was significantly related to openness (r = 0.27, p < 0.001), problem-specific ambiguity tolerance (r = 0.21, p < 0.05), and financial risk propensity (r = 0.33, p < 0.001), but not to general ambiguity tolerance and gambling risk propensity.
(1973) notes the likelihood "that individuals differing in ambiguity tolerance will differ in the ways they attempt to reduce cognitive inconsistencies" (p.
Intolerance of ambiguity is the aversion to this lack of information, whereas ambiguity tolerance is the degree of acceptance of, or even attraction to, this lack of information.
Ambiguity tolerance is a critical skill for making high-quality organizational decisions in complex environments (Lewin & Stephens 1994; McCormick 2001; Mitton 1989).
Results of the ANOVA along this measure of Ambiguity Tolerance were significant.
My view, from a professional perspective, is that more emphasis might have been given to the value of this concept as a mechanism for increasing ambiguity tolerance.
Although tolerance for ambiguity has been highlighted as important in the development of creative, integrative thinking in the college setting, few studies have examined ambiguity tolerance and anxiety in response to uncertainties introduced in the classroom.
Adolescents today have to live with incoherence for longer periods than before, and that makes ambiguity tolerance a socially significant personality dimension.