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pharmacogenetics

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. The study of genetic variation that gives rise to differing responses to drugs.

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  • n. the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms

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Examples

  • Only a handful of clinics are using gene tests to guide drug therapy, but the practice (known as pharmacogenetics) is spreading fast.

    A Revolution In Medicine

  • The field, known as pharmacogenetics, has made strides in the battle against certain cancers and shows great promise in improving efficacy, reducing adverse reactions of drugs and limiting medical costs.

    Custom Tailored Medicines still 15 to 20 Years Away | Impact Lab

  • Johnson, a clinical pharmacist at the University of Florida, studies this gene-drug relationship, known as pharmacogenetics, with a focus on cardiovascular diseases.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • This new approach, known as pharmacogenetics, could lead to diagnostic testing to guide the treatment of depression, replacing the current "trial-and-error" method.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Naturally occurring genetic variants in enzymes that control the body’s ability to metabolize drugs a field known as pharmacogenetics play a critical role in governing the safety and effectiveness of many drugs.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • It’s hoped that the approach, called pharmacogenetics or pharmacogenomics, could improve treatment and reduce treatment side-effects.

    Gene-Targeted Medicine ‘Over-Hyped’ | Impact Lab

  • If I was asked to participate in a randomized controlled trial of an individualized technique, such as pharmacogenetics, I would give it careful consideration.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • I'd like to see a note that some current areas of medical investigation, such as pharmacogenetics, also have issues regarding testing individual therapy; there are, however, some statistical approaches that could be applicable to all forms of individualized therapy.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In theory, pharmacogenetics — the subfield of personalized medicine that focuses on how people with different DNA variants respond to drugs — is supposed to solve this problem.

    Doctors, Depression, and DNA

  • For psychiatric pharmacogenetics, then, it's still early days — but exciting ones.

    Doctors, Depression, and DNA

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