|1.||the state or quality of being tolerant|
|2.||capacity to endure something, esp pain or hardship|
|3.||the permitted variation in some measurement or other characteristic of an object or workpiece|
|4.||physiol the capacity of an organism to endure the effects of a poison or other substance, esp after it has been taken over a prolonged period|
tolerance tol·er·ance (tŏl'ər-əns)
Decreased responsiveness to a stimulus, especially over a period of continued exposure.
The capacity to absorb a drug continuously or in large doses without adverse effect; diminution in the response to a drug after prolonged use.
Physiological resistance to a poison.
Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
Unresponsiveness to an antigen that normally produces an immunological reaction.
The ability of an organism to resist or survive infection by a parasitic or pathogenic organism.