Antibiotic Resistance: Tendency of certain bacteria to develop a resistance to commonly over-used antibiotics.
Pesticide Resistance: The evolutionary capacity of pests exposed to a pesticide to develop resistance to that pesticide. Some genetically engineered crops now being marketed are accompanied by pest resistance man . . . View Full Definition
Pest Resistance Management (PRM) Plans: To protect the continued use of biopesticides, the Environmental Protection Agency is requiring companies developing transgenic crops (see genetic engineering) to submit and implement pest r . . . View Full Definition
Moisture Resistance: The ability of a paint or stain to resis swelling, blistering or other damage caused by moisture.
Progressive Resistance: Method of training where weight is increased as muscles gain strength and endurance. The backbone of all weight training.
Resistance Level: A price level above which it is supposedly difficult for a security or market to rise. Price ceiling at which technical analysts note persistent selling of a commodity or security. Antithesi . . . View Full Definition
Weather Resistance: The ability of a coating to retain its appearance and integrity in the face of various weather conditions.
Variable Resistance: Strength training equipment where the machine varies amount of weight being lifted to match strength curve for a particular exercise - usually with a cam, lever arm or hydraulic cylinder. Al . . . View Full Definition
Mildew Resistance: The ability of a coating to resist the growth of molds and mildew. Mildew is particularly prevalent in moist, humid and warm climates.
Resistance: Most all conductors of electrons exhibit a property called resistance. Resistance impedes the flow of current. It is measured in units called Ohms. With a water hose, resistance could be reg . . . View Full Definition