Drug nomenclature

Drug nomenclature is the systematic naming of drugs, especially pharmaceutical drugs. In the majority of circumstances, drugs have 3 types of names: chemical names, the most important of which is the IUPAC name; generic or nonproprietary names, the most important of which are international nonproprietary names (INNs); and trade names, which are brand names.[1] Under the INN system, generic names for drugs are constructed out of affixes and stems that classify the drugs into useful categories while keeping related names distinguishable.[2] A marketed drug might also have a company code or compound code.[3]

  1. ^ "How drugs are named". UCB. 2011-12-09. Archived from the original on 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2013-01-01.
  2. ^ "United States Adopted Names naming guidelines". American Medical Association. Archived from the original on 19 August 2023. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  3. ^ Lowe, Derek (23 October 2006). "Experimental Compound Codes". Science. Archived from the original on 1 June 2023. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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