Definition of Pharmacogenetics

1. Noun. The branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms.

Generic synonyms: Genetic Science, Genetics



Definition of Pharmacogenetics

1. Noun. (pharmacology genetics) The study of genetic variation that gives rise to differing responses to drugs. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pharmacogenetics

1. The convergence of pharmacology and genetics dealing with genetically determined responses to drugs. For example, after the administration of a muscle relaxant commonly used in surgery, a patient may remains apneic incapable of breathing on their own for hours due to a genetically determined defect in metabolizing (processing) the muscle relaxant. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharmacogenetics

pharmacochemists
pharmacodiagnosis
pharmacodynamic
pharmacodynamics
pharmacoeconomic
pharmacoeconomics
pharmacoeconomist
pharmacoeconomists
pharmacoendocrinology
pharmacoenvironmentology
pharmacoepidemiological
pharmacoepidemiology
pharmacogenetic
pharmacogeneticist
pharmacogeneticists
pharmacogenetics (current term)
pharmacogenomic
pharmacogenomics
pharmacognosies
pharmacognosis
pharmacognosist
pharmacognosists
pharmacognostic
pharmacognosy
pharmacography
pharmacokinetic
pharmacokinetics
pharmacolite
pharmacologic
pharmacologic mediators of anaphylaxis

Literary usage of Pharmacogenetics

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1. Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership by Proctor P. Reid, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2005)
"Again, this is the kind of pharmacogenetics result that provides an opportunity for improving clinical treatment of epilepsy in that this medication, ..."

2. The Science, Treatment, and Prevention of Antisocial Behaviorsby Diana H. Fishbein by Diana H. Fishbein (2004)
"pharmacogenetics, 6, 73-79. Comings, DE, Gade, R., Gonzalez, N., Blake, H., Wu, S. & MacMurray, JP (1998). Additive effect of three adrenergic genes ..."

3. Advancing the Nation's Health Needs by National Research Council (2005)
"... pharmacogenetics, and injury Molecular and cellular neurobiology Clinical trials and patient-oriented research Behavioral research Population sciences ..."

4. Creation and Governance of Human Genetic Research Databases by Christina Sampogna (2006)
"Below is a brief list of some of these issues: • pharmacogenetics - The potential that pharmacogenetics holds for personalised medicine, with reduced or ..."

5. Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life by Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, Barney Cohen (2004)
"pharmacogenetics In addition to the potential role that genetic variation might play in disease susceptibility, there is currently great interest in whether ..."

6. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"Box 3.4 The pharmacogenetics Research Network and Knowledge Base Supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences ..."

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