Drug Tolerance

Drug tolerance is a phenomenon of adaptation for frequent exposure to a drug that results in a diminution of one or more of the drug's effects over time. The drug tolerance is classified into 3 types, which are acute tolerance (short-term, tolerance caused by repeated exposure to a drug for short period of time), chronic tolerance (long-term tolerance that develops when an individual’s body adapts to constant exposure to a drug over weeks or months) and behavioral tolerance (Due to overuse of certain psychoactive drugs). The drug tolerance development is reversible and it depends upon both physiology and psychology of individuals. 

  • Tachyphylaxis
  • Pharmacodynamic and metabolic tolerance
  • Cross tolerance
  • Rebound phenomenon and drug desensitization
  • Drug dependence

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