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the nonproprietary name for a pharmaceutical compound. In the United States, the name is adopted by the United States Adopted Name Council and, if recognized by the United States Pharmacopoeia, becomes the official name of the compound. Compare proprietary drug; trademark.

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May 26th 2024



n. a test in which the participant, with the eyes open, extends a forefinger and touches the forefingers of the examiner. Knowing the location of the examiner’s fingers, the participant should then be able to touch them with eyes closed. Failure to do so is called past-pointing.