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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