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  • noun Special Drawing Rights
  • initialism pathology Extremely drug resistant (used to refer to a strain of tuberculosis).

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Examples

  • I don't know the latest year, but you know, I think it's the term XDR is what -- is what scared people to such a degree and, also, because the diagnosis Andrew was put on some very scary drugs, I mean, some drugs with some very awful side effects.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2007

  • I don't know the latest year, but you know, I think the term XDR is what -- is what scared people to such a degree.

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2007

  • I don't know the latest year, but I think the term XDR is what scared people to such a degree.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2007

  • But, you know, I think the term XDR (ph) is what scared people to such a degree.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2007

  • GUPTA: Well, you know, tuberculosis is one of the more contagious infectious diseases out there, and he has what is known as XDR, which is extremely drug resistant TB.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2007

  • It's called XDR, that is short for extensively drug resistant.

    CNN Transcript May 30, 2007

  • The Department of Homeland Security has called XDR-TB, with death rates approaching 100 percent in some settings, an "emerging threat to the homeland."

    Jirair Ratevosian and David Bryden: Foreign Assistance Crucial To World Health And U.S. Security

  • In fact, by the time he arrived in Italy, doctors realized that he was carrying a worst-case form of the disease called XDR TB, which is highly infectious, usually fatal, and resistant to almost all available treatment.

    Deborah Blum: TB and the Question of Evolution

  • "Governments have been embarrassed about the outbreak and terrified of not knowing what to do about it," he said, calling the XDR-TB problem "out of control."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In an effort to contain the spread of this often-lethal form of the disease known as XDR TB, health authorities are asking passengers who traveled on either flight (Air France Flight 385 from Atlanta to Paris on May 13 and Czech Air Flight 0104 from Prague to Montreal on May 24). to come forward for testing.

    Flight Risk

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