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.

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2 comments:

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