pharmacogenetics

[ fahr-muh-koh-juh-net-iks ]
/ ˌfɑr mə koʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb) Pharmacology.

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

Origin of pharmacogenetics

First recorded in 1955–60; pharmaco- + genetics

Related forms

phar·ma·co·ge·net·ic [fahr-muh-koh-juh-net-ik] /ˌfɑr mə koʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for pharmacogenetics

pharmacogenetics

[ fär′mə-kō-jə-nĕtĭks ]

n.

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

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Science definitions for pharmacogenetics

pharmacogenetics

[ fär′mə-kō-jə-nĕtĭks ]

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

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