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  • adjective Of or pertaining to multiple drugs


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  • But in the late 1990s a more disturbing trend emerged: strains of tuberculosis called multidrug-resistant, or MDR-TB, that were resistant to not one but several of the most effective medications (called first-line drugs), began popping up in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

    Returns an Ancient Disease

  • His diagnosis now is being called multidrug-resistant.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2007

  • If your body is resistant to these two drugs it's called multidrug resistant TB, or MDR-TB.

    Flight Risk

  • This is known as multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB and recent research shows that South Africa is not immune to this killer disease.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The new study suggests that a family of proteins known as multidrug resistance transporters is involved in determining how many times a cell can divide, and ultimately, how long an organism will live.

    U.S. News

  • According to health experts, leprosy is relatively easy to treat with a combination of antibacterial drugs known as multidrug therapy (MDT): clofazimine, rifampicin and dapsone.


  • The WHO also reiterated the danger of a strain of TB that isn't treatable by the usual drugs, known as multidrug-resistant TB.

  • Public beaches may be one source of the surging prevalence of the superbug known as multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, researchers here said Saturday.

    Delusional Duck

  • Of 27 penicillin-resistant strains, 10 (37\%) were resistant to erythromycin, 8 (29. 6\%) to cefotaxime, 2 (7. 4\%) to levofloxacin, and 4 (14. 8\%) were identified as multidrug resistant.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • • The rapid emergence of infectious diseases crises, such as multidrug resistant tuberculosis, SARS, mad cow disease, are likely to spread globally causing severe health and economic consequences.

    Dr. Paul Zeitz: Call for Global Wikipedia of Global Peace Organization (GPO) Charter: 31 Days Until Global Marches for Justice on 17 January 2011


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