pharmacogenetics

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

Definition of pharmacogenetics

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

First Known Use of pharmacogenetics

1960


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pharmacogenetics

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

Medical Definition of pharmacogenetics

  1. :  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. Reidenberg, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 19 June 1991

pharmacogenetic

\-ik\play adjective pharmacogenetic tests pharmacogenetic variation

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