REFRACTORY

Any disease or disability that resists treatment or fails to react to a prior efficacious therapy. In, neurophysiology, a neuron or muscle cell which cannot react to stimuli.

REFRACTORY: "The teenager suffered from refractory acne."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REFRACTORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/refractory/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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