pharmacogenomics

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

Definition of pharmacogenomics

: 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
  • The Human Genome Project heralds new opportunities for using genetic information to individualize drug therapy, called pharmacogenomics.
  • —Kathryn A. Phillips et al.

pharmacogenomic

play \ˌfär-mə-kō-jē-ˈnō-mik\ adjective
    • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has altered drug labels and issued warnings about pharmacogenomic variation affecting drug response …
    • —Liewei Wang et al.

First Known Use of pharmacogenomics

1997

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pharmacogenomics

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

medical Definition of pharmacogenomics

: 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 BrownScientific AmericanJuly 2000

pharmacogenomic

play \-mik\ adjective
    • Pharmacogenomic testing of individuals may prevent adverse drug reactions and save both lives and money.
    • —Sandra Soo-Jin Lee et al.Science16 Jan. 2009

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