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

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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

Other words from pharmacogenetics

pharmacogenetic \-ik \ adjective
pharmacogenetic tests pharmacogenetic variation

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