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Medical Term:

single nucleotide polymorphism

 

Definition: the naturally occurring substitution of a single nucleotide at a given location in the genome of an organism, the more interesting of which results in phenotypic variability, including alterations in the organism's physiologic responses to endogenous hormones and neurotransmitters or endogenous substances.

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