Drug tolerance

What is Drug tolerance?

Drug tolerance definition and meaning on Health terms:
Tolerance of a medicine may be considered as the ability of the body to endure a certain dose of a medicine. In contrast, drug tolerance refers to a decreasing response to repeated constant doses of a medicine, or the need for increasing doses to maintain a constant response. Drug tolerance can lead to physical (physiological) or emotional dependence, which is an adaptive state associated with a withdrawal syndrome on cessation of repeated exposure to a medicine.

 

reference: https://www.eupati.eu/glossary/

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