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What does the phrase bacterial resistance refer to when talking about antibiotics?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not susceptible

Resistance means either that the bacteria is inherently resistant to the antibiotic or that its genetic material underwent a mutation that conferred upon the bacteria the ability to resist being affected by the antibiotic.

In brief: Not susceptible

Resistance means either that the bacteria is inherently resistant to the antibiotic or that its genetic material underwent a mutation that conferred upon the bacteria the ability to resist being affected by the antibiotic.
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