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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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(24.) Russell, A.D., Bacterial resistance to disinfectants: present knowledge and future problems.
The children with uncomplicated UTIs (without urinary tract anomalies) with unexpected bacterial resistance (UBR) are febrile/non febrile, have no severe systemic reaction and usually negative urinary tract ultrasound (US) examination (10).
Here, I stands for infected patients, who suffer from the certain disease and are also with bacterial resistance; S stands for susceptible patients, who suffer from the certain disease but are without bacterial resistance.
coli in German intensive care units: secular trends in antibiotic drug use and bacterial resistance, 2001 to 2008.
urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bloodstream infections) and bacterial resistance to antibiotics occurs to varying degrees throughout the world.
Bahrain, like the rest of the world, is worried about reports of bacterial resistance to antibiotics which could cast us back to the dark ages of medicine.
His book considers how to understand the meanings and communications of such a world, examining the ecology of invasive plants, bacterial resistance, and more; and he places human beings in perspective in such a world, re-connecting humans to nature and offering a new way of perceiving the natural world.
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics currently represents a topic of high interest.
This matrix contained bacterial polysaccharides, proteins and DNA, providing structural protection and increasing bacterial resistance to natural antibodies, phagocytic inflammatory cells, antibiotics and antiseptics.
Researchers will now look at further isolates to discover how widespread the bacterial resistance is, and to understand the reasons for it.
We suggest that a useful and repeatable model for CD can be developed by focusing on the ability of stress to increase diuresis and wet litter conditions, and undermine intestinal and cutaneous bacterial resistance in fast-growing male turkeys.
The professor warned that as bacterial resistance grows, many of us will be hesitant to undergo procedures or surgeries because of the scare of being infected.

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