Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics is the study of genetic differences in metabolic pathways which can affect individual responses to drugs, both in terms of therapeutic effect as well as adverse effects. In oncology, pharmacogenetics historically is the study of germline mutations (e.g., single-nucleotide polymorphisms affecting genes coding for liver enzymes resp...
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pharmacogenetics

(fahr″mә-ko-jә-net´iks) the clinical study of inherited variation in the nature of responses to drugs, focusing on single genes. In practice, the term is often used interchangeably with pharmacogenomics.
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pharmacogenetics

noun the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms
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pharmacogenetics

pharmacogenetics 1. The study of the genetically-determined response to drugs. 2. The scientific study of the relationship between genetic factors and the nature of responses to drugs. 3. The branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms.
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Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics: The merger of pharmacology and genetics into a field that pertains to the hereditary responses to drugs. For example, after the administration of a muscle relaxant drug, a patient may remain apneic for hours due to a genetically determined defect in metabolizing (processing) the muscle relaxant. The term 'pharmacogenetics' dates t...
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Pharmacogenetics

Testing how genes affect the way people respond to a drug and the side effects they have.
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pharmacogenetics

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.
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pharmacogenetics

The study of how a person
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pharmacogenetics

The study of the genetic factors that influence each person's reaction to a drug. Pharmacogenetic studies are helping to advance the concept of personalized medicine, in which anticancer treatments will be tailored to the individual patient based on his or her genetic, epigenetic and proteomics profiles.
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pharmacogenetics

Type: Term Pronunciation: far′mă-kō-jĕ-net′iks Definitions: 1. The study of genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or in laboratory organisms. Synonyms: pharmacogenomics
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