name (nām) a word or words used to designate a unique entity and distinguish it from others.
1. in chemistry, a name applied to a class of compounds, e.g., alkane.
3. in biology, the name applied to a genus.
International Nonproprietary Name (INN) the nonproprietary designation recommended by the World Health Organization for any pharmaceutical preparation.
nonproprietary name a short name coined for a drug or chemical not subject to proprietary (trademark) rights and recommended or recognized by an official body.
pharmacy equivalent name (PEN) a shortened name for a drug or combination of drugs; when used for a combination of drugs, the term usually consists of the prefix co- plus an abbreviation for each drug in the combination.
a brand name or trademark under which a proprietary product is marketed. See proprietary.
systematic name in chemical nomenclature, a name of a substance based on the chemical structure of a compound.
in chemical nomenclature, a name of a substance that does not reflect its chemical structure; many trivial names are semisystematic, e.g., the -ol
in glycerol indicates that it is an alcohol.
United States Adopted Name (USAN) a nonproprietary designation for any compound used as a drug, established by negotiation between their manufacturers and a council sponsored jointly by the American Medical Association, American Pharmaceutical Association, and United States Pharmacopeial Convention.
Patient discussion about name
Q. what are the name of those popular pills i hear about to beat depression?
A. Common drugs used to treat depression are usually of the SSRI family. There are many names, depending on your place. These drugs are prescription drugs, i.e. prescribed by a doctor, so if you have any questions or seek to use them you should consult a doctor.
A list of anti-depressive drugs may be found here:
Q. what is the medical name of the specialist who treats fibromyalgia? The person who treats arthritis is medically termed “rheumatologist”, then what is the medical name of the specialist who treats fibromyalgia?
A. Rheumatologist is an internist who is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, bones and joint complaint. If a person is having fibromyalgia together joint pain and inflammation, it would be better for him to be seen by an arthritis specialist who can better diagnose what might have caused fibromyalgia and what others might have been the causes other than fibromyalgia, which should not go undiagnosed. There is as such no medical name for the person who treats fibromyalgia.
Q. Hi Everyone, my name is Selly with Bipolar. Are there homeopathic meds for Hypothyroidism and Bipolar?
A. Hi, I also have hypothyroidism along with my bipolar depression. I would agree with Dagmar that getting some conventional medical treatment first is the right way to go. I certainly wouldn't knock a homeopathic treatment that worked, but for bipolar disorder you really should be monitored closely by a doctor. Perhaps you can integrate some homeopathic remedies with your conventional medications, under the observation of a doctor, of course. Good luck, and if you find something that works for you let us know!More discussions about name