Medical Dictionary


noun sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty \sə-ˌsep-tə-ˈbil-ət-ē\
plural sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ties

Medical Definition of SUSCEPTIBILITY

:  the quality or state of being susceptible :  the state of being predisposed to, sensitive to, or of lacking the ability to resist something (as a pathogen, familial disease, or a drug) :  sensitivity
a :  the ratio of the magnetization in a substance to the corresponding magnetizing force—see paramagnetic b :  the ratio of the electric polarization to the electric intensity in a polarized dielectric


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