Definition of Drug Tolerance

Drug tolerance – a reduction in the sensitivity to a drug following its repeated administration, in which increased doses are required to produce the same magnitude of effect previously produced by a smaller dose. This increase in dose may be necessitated by changes in the metabolism of the drug, or a cellular, physiological or behavioral adaptation to the effects of the drug.

Drug Tolerance is from the group

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Other Names for Drug Tolerance

Drug Tolerance
drug tolerance


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