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idiosyncrasy

 [id″e-o-sing´krah-se]
1. a habit or quality of body or mind peculiar to any individual.
2. an abnormal susceptibility to an agent (e.g., a drug) that is peculiar to the individual. adj., adj idiosyncrat´ic.

id·i·o·syn·cra·sy

(id'ē-ō-sin'kră-sē), Avoid the misspelling idiosyncracy.
1. A particular mental, behavioral, or physical characteristic or peculiarity.
2. In pharmacology, an abnormal reaction to a drug, sometimes specified as genetically determined.
[G. idiosynkrasia, fr. idios, one's own, + synkrasis, a mixing together]

idiosyncrasy

(ĭd′ē-ō-sĭng′krə-sē)
n. pl. idiosyncra·sies
1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
2. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
3. An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.

id′i·o·syn·crat′ic (-sĭn-krăt′ĭk) adj.
id′i·o·syn·crat′i·cal·ly adv.

idiosyncrasy

Therapeutics A Pt-specific constellation of reactions to a particular drug–eg, insomnia, tremor, weakness, dizziness, or cardiac arrhythmias, which may be seen in some Pts taking adrenergic amines.

id·i·o·syn·cra·sy

(id'ē-ō-singk'ră-sē)
1. A person's mental, behavioral, or physical characteristic or peculiarity.
2. pharmacology An abnormal reaction to a drug, sometimes specified as genetically determined.
[G. idiosynkrasia, fr. idios, one's own, + synkrasis, a mixing together]

idiosyncrasy

1. A physiological or mental peculiarity.
2. A tendency to react abnormally to a drug, often in a manner characteristic of the response to a much larger dose than that taken. An individual hypersensitivity to a drug, not of an allergic nature.

Idiosyncrasy

A defect in that particular pathway resulting in an abnormality.

id·i·o·syn·cra·sy

(id'ē-ō-singk'ră-sē)
1. Particular mental, behavioral, or physical characteristic or peculiarity.
2. In pharmacology, abnormal reaction to a drug.
[G. idiosynkrasia, fr. idios, one's own, + synkrasis, a mixing together]