Drug Resistance, Microbial
Antibiotic Resistance, Microbial
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Antimicrobial Drug Resistances
Drug Resistances, Microbial
The ability of microorganisms, especially bacteria, to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antimicrobial agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).