pharmacogenetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction phar·ma·co·ge·net·ics \ ˌfär-mə-kō-je-ˈne-tiks \

Definition of pharmacogenetics

: the study of how genetic differences among individuals cause varied responses to a drug

First Known Use of pharmacogenetics

1960


Medical Dictionary

pharmacogenetics

noun plural but singular in construction phar·ma·co·ge·net·ics \ -jə-ˈnet-iks \

medical Definition of pharmacogenetics

: the study of how genetic differences among individuals cause varied responses to a drug
  • The major development that is helping to individualize therapy is the continuing advance of pharmacogenetics and its application to clinical problems.
  • —Marcus M. ReidenbergThe Journal of the American Medical Association19 June 1991

pharmacogenetic

play \-ik\ adjective
    • pharmacogenetic tests
    • pharmacogenetic variation

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