noun (used with a singular verb) Pharmacology.

the branch of pharmacology that examines the relation of genetic factors to variations in response to drugs.

Nearby words

  1. pharmaceutics,
  2. pharmacist,
  3. pharmaco-,
  4. pharmacodiagnosis,
  5. pharmacodynamics,
  6. pharmacogenomics,
  7. pharmacognosy,
  8. pharmacokinetics,
  9. pharmacol.,
  10. pharmacolite

Origin of pharmacogenetics

First recorded in 1955–60; pharmaco- + genetics

Related formsphar·ma·co·ge·net·ic [fahr-muh-koh-juh-net-ik] /ˌfɑr mə koʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for pharmacogenetics




The study of genetic factors that influence an organism's reaction to a drug.pharmacogenomics

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Science definitions for pharmacogenetics



The study of the genetic factors that influence an organism's reaction to a drug.
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