Hello there! I have a question!!!!!!Great question! Glad you asked...
(I can imagine Roy crawling into the dungeons of some long-lost medical library somewhere to find the answer to this)
Anyways, this is really bothering me.
When I was a C-/D+ pharmacy student, one of the few things I learned was that there was some sort of nomenclature that was used to name drugs. The generic/chemical name, not those fancy drug pushers name....
Why does Trazodone have an -one suffix? As in a whole lot of corticosteriods end in -one.
What does the -one in trazadone stand for? Or does any of the name can be explained by nomenclature ways?
b. The name for the active moiety may be modified by a single term, preferably with no more than four syllables, to show a chemical modification, such as salt or ester formation. Examples can include cortisone acetate from cortisone, cefamandole sodium from cefamandole or erythromycin acistrate from erythromycin.
c. Only under compelling circumstances is a name with more than one modifying term acceptable. Compelling circumstances may pertain to such examples as pharmaceuticals containing radioactive isotopes or the different classes of interferons.
d. Acronyms, initials and condensed words may be acceptable in otherwise appropriate terminology.
|CHEMICAL SUFFIX||TYPE OF MEDICATION||EXAMPLES|
|-anserin||serotonin 5-HT2 receptor antagonists||altanserin, tropanserin, adatanserin |
|-azepam||antianxiety agents (diazepam type)||lorazepam |
|-peridol||antipsychotics (haloperidol type)||haloperidol |
|-peridone||antipsychotics (risperidone type)||risperidone, iloperidone |
|-perone||antianxiety agents/neuroleptics||duoperone |
|-pezil||acetylcholinesterase inhibitors used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease||donepezil , icopezil |
|-pidem||hypnotics/sedatives (zolpidem type)||zolpidem alpidem |
|-pirdine||cognition enhancers||linopirdine, besipirdine, sibopirdine|