E-ISSN 2231-3206 | ISSN 2320-4672
 

Letter to the Editor 


Semantics of drug nomenclature

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee.

Abstract
Semantics is a branch of linguistics concerned with studying the meanings of words and sentences. The main purpose is to facilitate information sharing, to create common ontologies and to enhance the reasonability of context use. Today, semantics is widely used in knowledge representation and information sharing. Drugs being complex chemical structures require simple nomenclature for day to day use. Drug nomenclature has evolved gradually. Historically, fascination, curiosity and serendipity or just ‘gut-feelings’ have been involved in naming drugs. A systematic approach has only, recently been adopted.

Key words: Semantics, Nomenclature, Chemical Name, Brand Name


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Gurudas Khilnani
Articles by Ajeet Kumar Khilnani
Articles by Rekha Thaddanee
on Google
on Google Scholar


REFERENCES
1. Gundersen L. The complex process of naming drugs. Annal Int Med. 1998;129:677-8. [DOI via Crossref]   
2. Johnson B, Anker H, Meleney F. Bacitracin: a new antibiotic produced by a member of the B. subtilis group. Science 1945;102: 376–7. [DOI via Crossref]   
3. American Medical Association (AMA). Generic naming. (accessed 6 September 2013) Available from URL: http://www.ama-assn.org//ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-science/united-states-adopted-names-council/generic-drug-naming-explained.page
4. Francisco L, Cecilio A, Eduardo C, Winston WS, Patrick C, Gabriel R. History of the discovery and clinical introduction of chlorpromazine. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2005;17(3):113-35. [DOI via Crossref]   
5. Gangwal A, Gangwal A. Naming of Drug Molecules and pharmaceutical brands. J Current Pharma Res. 2011;7:1-5

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee. Semantics of drug nomenclature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2014; 4(1): 95-98. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131


Web Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee. Semantics of drug nomenclature. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=46789 [Access: June 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee. Semantics of drug nomenclature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2014; 4(1): 95-98. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee. Semantics of drug nomenclature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2014), [cited June 01, 2022]; 4(1): 95-98. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131



Harvard Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee (2014) Semantics of drug nomenclature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 4 (1), 95-98. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131



Turabian Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee. 2014. Semantics of drug nomenclature. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 4 (1), 95-98. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131



Chicago Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee. "Semantics of drug nomenclature." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 4 (2014), 95-98. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee. "Semantics of drug nomenclature." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 4.1 (2014), 95-98. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Gurudas Khilnani, Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee (2014) Semantics of drug nomenclature. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 4 (1), 95-98. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.140920131