Monday, August 24, 2009

Generic Code For A Drug Online

Chemical Names
A drug is made of a certain chemical formula. This chemical formula describes the elements which makes the drug and their structure. The chemical name is assigned on the basis of this formula. Every drug is made of a unique formula and hence a unique chemical name. The chemical name of a drug gives information about the elements the drug is composed of, the molecular and atomic structure of the drug. For example:
Cefalexin has a chemical name, 5-thia-1-azabicyclo [4.2.0]-oct-2-ene-2 carboxylic acid, 7-[(aminophenylacetyl)amino]-3-methyl-8-oxo-, monohydrate.
By analyzing the chemical name, one can acquire precise information about the composition of the drug.