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ge·ner·ic name

(jĕ-ner'ik nām),
1. chemistry a noun that indicates the class or type of a single compound, for example, salt, saccharide (sugar), hexose, alcohol, aldehyde, lactone, acid, amine, alkane, steroid, vitamin. "Class" is more appropriate and more often used than is "generic."
2. In the pharmaceutical and commercial fields, a misnomer for nonproprietary name.
3. In the biologic sciences, the first part of the scientific name (Latin binary combination or binomial) of an organism; written with an initial capital letter and in italics.
4. bacteriology the species name consists of two parts (comprising one name): the generic name and the specific epithet; in other biologic disciplines, the species name is regarded as being composed of two names: the generic name and the specific name.

generic name

the official established nonproprietary name assigned to a drug. A drug is licensed under its generic name, and all manufacturers of the drug list it by its generic name. However, a drug is usually marketed under trademark chosen by the manufacturer. See also chemical name, established name, trademark.

generic name

The drug-identifying name created by the U.S. Adopted Names (USAN) Council—a joint collaboration of the American Medical Association, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention and the American Pharmacists Association—to which all branded (proprietary) names for a particular agent are associated.

ge·ner·ic name

(jĕ-ner'ik nām)
1. chemistry A noun that indicates the class or type of a single compound (e.g., salt, saccharide (sugar), hexose, alcohol, aldehyde, lactone, acid, amine, alkane, steroid, vitamin). "Class" is more appropriate and more often used than is "generic."
2. In the pharmaceutical and commercial fields, a misnomer for nonproprietary name.
3. biologic sciences The first part of the scientific name (Latin binary combination or binomial) of an organism; written with an initial capital letter and in italics.
4. bacteriology The species name consists of two parts (comprising one name): the generic name and the specific epithet; in other biologic disciplines, the species name is regarded as being composed of two names: the generic name and the specific name.

ge·ner·ic name

(jĕ-ner'ik nām)
1. In the pharmaceutical and commercial fields, a misnomer for nonproprietary name.
2. bacteriology the species name consists of two parts (comprising one name): the generic name and the specific epithet; in other biologic disciplines, the species name is regarded as being composed of two names: the generic name and the specific name.
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