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Definition of Pathogenetic

Pathogenetic: Pertaining to genetic cause of a disease or condition. For example, BRCA 1 and BRCA2 are genes that, when mutated, are responsible for many cases of cancer of the breast. Therefore, these genes are pathogenetic.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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