cross tolerance

cross-tolerance

[kraws-tol-er-uhns, kros-]
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.

Origin:
1920–25

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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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