Tuesday, December 19, 2006

X, Y, Z

Why do so many drug names contain the letters x, y, and z? I am curious about this.



Jon Swift said...

Here's an answer.

Happy new year!

Jonathan said...

That is very interesting. Hats off to you, Jon Swift!

To summarize the points from the article:
-It's no accident that there are so many x's and z's in drug names.
-Apparently, X connotes technological innovation.
-Letters like C and Z connote efficacy, that a drug will work well.
-Nothing about Y, though ... hmmm