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cross-tolerance

[ kraws-tol-er-uhns, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈtɒl ər əns, ˈkrɒs- /
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noun Physiology.

the resistance to one or more effects of a substance because of tolerance to a pharmacologically similar substance: a cross-tolerance of some alcoholics to anesthetics.

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Origin of cross-tolerance

First recorded in 1920–25
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Medical definitions for cross-tolerance

cross tolerance

n.

Resistance to an effect or effects of a compound as a result of tolerance previously developed to a pharmacologically similar compound.
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