noun. the analysis of inherited elements which impact the reaction of people to various drugs and to various dosages of drugs. Hereditary differences in enzymes or other metabolic agents can impact the effectiveness of a drug or cause negative responses to typical dosages.

PHARMACOGENETICS: "Pharmacogenetics is quite a difficult course, and the professor expects a great deal of commitment from his students."
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