pharmacogenetics

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noun plural 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

1960

First Known Use of pharmacogenetics

1960


Medical Dictionary

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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