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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The study of genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or in laboratory organisms. SYN: pharmacogenomics.

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phar·ma·co·ge·net·ics -jə-'net-iks n pl but sing in constr the study of the interrelation of hereditary constitution and response to drugs
phar·ma·co·ge·net·ic -ik adj

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phar·ma·co·ge·net·ics (fahr″mə-ko-jə-netґiks) 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 — pharmacogenetics. См. фармакогенетика. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • pharmacogenetics — [fär′mə kō΄jə net′iks] n. the study of genetic variation as revealed by various reactions to a drug …   English World dictionary

  • Pharmacogenetics — The terms pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics tend to be used interchangeably, and a precise, consensus definition of either remains elusive. Pharmacogenetics is generally regarded as the study or clinical testing of genetic variation that… …   Wikipedia

  • pharmacogenetics — pharmacogenetic /fahr meuh koh jeuh net ik/, adj. /fahr meuh koh jeuh net iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Pharm. the branch of pharmacology that examines the relation of genetic factors to variations in response to drugs. [1955 60; PHARMACO +… …   Universalium

  • pharmacogenetics — noun The study of genetic variation that gives rise to differing responses to drugs. See Also: pharmacogenomics …   Wiktionary

  • pharmacogenetics — phar·ma·co·genetics …   English syllables

  • pharmacogenetics — phar•ma•co•ge•net•ics [[t]ˌfɑr mə koʊ ʤəˈnɛt ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of pharmacology that studies the way genetic differences alter an individual s responses to drugs. • Etymology: [1955 60; pharmaco + genetics ] …   From formal English to slang

  • pharmacogenetics — noun the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms • Hypernyms: ↑genetics, ↑genetic science …   Useful english dictionary

  • фармакогенетика — pharmacogenetics фармакогенетика. Pаздел генетики, предметом которого являются генетически детерминированные реакции организма на лекарственные препараты; к Ф. относят раздел биохимической генетики, связанной с анализом генетического полиморфизма …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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