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[treated as singular] The branch of pharmacology concerned with the effect of genetic factors on reactions to drugs.
- ‘It will come to pass, in the very near future, that we will be using pharmacogenetics to guide our therapeutic interventions in our patients with asthma.’
- ‘The identification of specific genetic variations that underpin cardiovascular disease is providing new opportunities for diagnostic testing, pharmacogenetics, and drug development.’
- ‘In addition to providing patients specific anticancer drug therapies, pharmacogenetics will aid in the clinician's ability to predict adverse reactions before they occur and identify the potentials for complications.’
- ‘Therapeutics also needs to be studied in relationship to genetic factors, i.e., pharmacogenetics.’
- ‘Just as the new field of pharmacogenetics aims to match drugs to unique genetic physiology, a new field of therapeuto-genetics could use individual genetics to prescribe customized social interventions.’
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