Monday, 4 March 2024, 1:37 PM
Site: EUPATI Open Classroom
Course: EUPATI Open Classroom (EUPATI Open Classroom)
Glossary: Glossary

Drug tolerance

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.