pharmacogenomics

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noun plural but singular in construction phar·ma·co·ge·no·mics \ˌfär-mə-kō-jē-ˈnō-miks\

Definition of pharmacogenomics

  1. :  the science concerned with ways to compensate for genetic differences in patients which cause varied responses to a single drug

pharmacogenomic

play \-mik\ adjective

1997

First Known Use of pharmacogenomics

1997


Medical Dictionary

pharmacogenomics

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noun plural but singular in construction phar·ma·co·ge·no·mics \-jē-ˈnō-miks\

Medical Definition of pharmacogenomics

  1. :  the science concerned with understanding how genetic differences among individuals cause varied responses to the same drug and with developing drug therapies to compensate for these differences <Drug companies … are collecting the genetic know-how to make medicines tailored to specific genes—an effort called pharmacogenomics. In the years to come, your pharmacist may hand you one version of a blood pressure drug, based on your unique genetic profile, while the guy in line behind you gets a different version of the same medicine.—Kathryn Brown, Scientific American, July 2000>

pharmacogenomic

\-mik\play adjective <Pharmacogenomic testing of individuals may prevent adverse drug reactions and save both lives and money.—Sandra Soo-Jin Lee et al., Science, 16 Jan. 2009>

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