cGMP phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor
inhaled halogenated anesthetic
ADH antagonist
= thiazide diuretic
= local anesthetic
or “-micin”antibiotic
a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor
beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist
or “-ocin”alpha 1-adrenergic receptor antagonist
ACE inhibitor (ACEI)
AT1 receptor antagonist (ARB or ARA)
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
an interleukin
a colony stimulating factor
a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor
a monoclonal antibody (MAB)
a mouse MAB (not used in humans therapeutically)
a chimeric (mouse/human) MAB (human constant region + mouse variable immunoglobulin regions)
a humanized MAB (has mouse CDR regions)
a fully human antibody

Exceptions to the rulesThe suffix “–cin” is shared by many antibiotics. But not all antibiotics end in ;“-cin”: and not all drugs whose names end in “-cin” are antibiotics.

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