susceptibility


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susceptibility

noun  aptitude, bent, caaability of being affected, capacity for emotion, capacity for receiving impressions, empathy, impressibility, impressionability, inclination, leaning, penchant, proclivity, propensity, sensibility, sensitive feelings, sensitiveness, sensitivity, tendency, tendency to be emotionally affected
See also: bias, character, credulity, danger, peril, predisposition, probability, sensibility, tendency
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American susceptibility is fast declining, and we are all going to the dogs.
A good observer, also, states that in cattle susceptibility to the attacks of flies is correlated with colour, as is the liability to be poisoned by certain plants; so that colour would be thus subjected to the action of natural selection.
It is a troublesome thing, Halford, this susceptibility to affronts where none are intended.
The slight spurt of peevish susceptibility which had escaped him in their first interview was a symptom of a perpetually recurring mental ailment, half of it nervous irritability, half of it the heart-bitterness produced by the sense of his deformity.
Essentially, the investigators took a comprehensive approach in characterizing the susceptibility of encapsulated materials in colloidal particles to oxidation processes.
They found that some of the regions of susceptibility lay close to a network of genes that are sensitive to oxidative stress, a biochemical process that results in the dysfunction of cells.
Susceptibility testing is indicated for any organism that contributes to an infectious process warranting antimicrobial chemotherapy if its susceptibility cannot reliably be predicted from existing antibiograms.
Automated Identification and Susceptibility Systems 4
Another method used for detection of PZA susceptibility is pyrazinamidase (PZase) activity test.
Genetic analysis of families with psoriasis has identified several susceptibility loci on various chromosomes.
METHODS: Prospective, descriptive and analytical study of susceptibility data of anaerobic organisms isolated from clinical specimens at Johannesburg Hospital.
Although knowledge of the immunology of pregnancy has evolved tremendously over the past decade, many unanswered questions remain, such as how immune function is altered during pregnancy and how this alteration may affect susceptibility to and severity of infectious diseases.