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RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'People must inculcate the act of complying with their drug-taking schedule; it helps to ensure that the organism causing the disease in the individual's system is destroyed, and also ward off drug resistance.'
'We believe integration of interdisciplinary research is vital if the world is to address the key health issues which transcend beyond national borders - and drug resistance is key among these.
Influence of initial drug resistance on the response to short course chemotherapy of pulmonary tuberculosis.
'In cases of drug resistance, treatment becomes costly, prolonged and negatively affects not only the patient but the whole family.
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Mutations in folP 1, a gene associated with dapsone resistance (4), were detected in 2 of these patients; no drug resistance was observed in US patients from other origins (Table).
For all of these reasons, ethicists, health care researchers and social scientists have begun to examine how best to ensure that strategies for tackling drug resistance are ethically responsible.
For all of these reasons, ethicists, health-care researchers, and social scientists have begun to examine how best to ensure that strategies for tackling drug resistance are ethically responsible.
It is indicative of at least Extreme Drug Resistance (XDR).
That's why WHO is encouraging all countries to set up good surveillance systems for detecting drug resistance that can provide data to this global system.'
tuberculosis nextgeneration WGS analysis could impact prediction of drug resistance and in turn clinical management of TB especially in high burden settings.
Transmitted drug resistance was identified according to the Stanford HIV Database for Transmitted Drug Resistance Mutations, based on WHO 2009 surveillance list, and HIV-1 subtyping according to Rega HIV-1 subtyping tool.

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