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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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Antibiotics play a significant role in the management of severe cases of Cholera, so emerging multiple drug resistance among various strains of Vibrio cholera is a major public health concern nowadays.
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Short report: association between chloroquine and amodiaquine resistance and allelic variation in the Plasmodium falciparum multiple drug resistance 1 gene and the chloroquine resistance transporter gene in isolates from the upper Nile in southern Sudan.
Correlation between biofilm production and multiple drug resistance in imipenem resistant clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii.
"Study of multiple drug resistance of mycobacteria in the Republic of Azerbaijan," Materials of VIII Russian Congress of Phthisiatricians, Moscow, p.519.
Almost half of the patient had some resistance; multiple drug resistance was seen in 12.3% and 23.0% cases without and with history of previous treatment respectively.
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V M Katoch, director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said that multiple drug resistance was "always a concern".
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Kalla, in the article looking at antibiotic-associated diarrhoeal syndromes, gives an excellent overview of this all-important subject, while the article by Bamford on the modern laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis gives insight on new technologies coming to the fore in this age of multiple drug resistance and extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis.
(2,4) (The term "multiple drug resistance" applies to a serotype that is resistant or intermediately susceptible to 3 or more antimicrobials.) In the 1980s, multiple-drug--resistant strains began to appear in the U.S., most likely imported from Europe.
Emergence during unsuccessful chemotherapy of multiple drug resistance in a strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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