plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of pharmacology concerned with the effect of genetic factors on reactions to drugs.
- Therapeutics also needs to be studied in relationship to genetic factors, i.e., pharmacogenetics.
- 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.
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