Definition

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) refers to the influence of genetic variations on drug responses. More specifically, it is the study of how ► polymorphic genes that encode the function of transporters, metabolizing enzymes, receptors, and other drug targets in humans and other animals are related with variations in responses to drugs, including toxic and therapeutic effects. PGx, which may be considered to be a subfield of ► ecogenetics, tends to be used interchangeably with ► pharmacogenomics, with the same imprecision that conflates "genetics" with "genomics."

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