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{adj: Hippocratic} of or relating to Hippocrates or the school of medicine that took his name

{adj: Sapphic} a meter used by Sappho and named after her

{adj: above-mentioned, above-named} mentioned or named earlier in the same text

{adj: anonymous, anon.} having no known name or identity or known source
"anonymous authors"
"anonymous donors"
"an anonymous gift"
<-> onymous

{adj: appellative, naming} inclined to or serving for the giving of names
"the appellative faculty of children"
"the appellative function of some primitive rites"

{adj: assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham} adopted in order to deceive
"an assumed name"
"an assumed cheerfulness"
"a fictitious address"
"fictive sympathy"
"a pretended interest"
"a put-on childish voice"
"sham modesty"

{adj: besmirched, damaged, flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished} especially of reputation
"the senator's seriously damaged reputation"
"a flyblown reputation"
"a tarnished reputation"
"inherited a spotted name"

{adj: biblical, scriptural} of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Bible
"biblical names"
"biblical Hebrew"

{adj: binomial} consisting of two names or terms
"binomial nomenclature"

{adj: branded} (of goods and merchandise) marked or labeled by a distinctive word or symbol indicating exclusive rights
"branded merchandise is that bearing a standard brand name"

{adj: called, known as} known or spoken of as
"though she is named Katherine, she is called Kitty"

{adj: called, named} given or having a specified name
"they called his name Jesus"
"forces...which Empedocles called `love' and `hate'"
"an actor named Harold Lloyd"
"a building in Cardiff named the Temple of Peace"

{adj: common, vernacular, vulgar} being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
"common parlance"
"a vernacular term"
"vernacular speakers"
"the vulgar tongue of the masses"
"the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"

{adj: curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular} beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
"a curious hybrid accent"
"her speech has a funny twang"
"they have some funny ideas about war"
"had an odd name"
"the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"
"something definitely queer about this town"
"what a rum fellow"
"singular behavior"

{adj: denotative, denotive} having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
<-> connotative

{adj: designated} selected or named for a duty
"designated hitter"

{adj: elder, older, sr.} used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
"Bill Adams, Sr."

{adj: entitled} given a title or identifying name
"the book entitled `A Tale of Two Cities'"

{adj: eponymous, eponymic} being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym

{adj: estimable, good, honorable, respectable} deserving of esteem and respect
"all respectable companies give guarantees"
"ruined the family's good name"

{adj: fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious, invented, made-up} formed or conceived by the imagination
"a fabricated excuse for his absence"
"a fancied wrong"
"a fictional character"
"used fictitious names"
"a made-up story"

{adj: free-and-easy, casual} natural and unstudied
"using their Christian names in a casual way"
"lectured in a free-and-easy style"

{adj: generic} relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus
"the generic name"

{adj: hallowed, sacred} worthy of religious veneration
"the sacred name of Jesus"
"Jerusalem's hallowed soil"

{adj: heliacal, heliac} pertaining to or near the sun; especially the first rising of a star after and last setting before its invisibility owing to its conjunction with the sun
"the heliacal rising of the Dog Star"
"the heliacal or Sothic year is determined by the heliacal rising of Sothis (the Egyptian name for the Dog Star)"

{adj: honored, honoured} worthy of honor
"an honored name"
"our honored dead"

{adj: hyphenated} (of words) combined by means of a hyphen to form a unit
"hyphenated words"
"many feminists have chosen hyphenated names their children--today's so-called hyphenated babies"
"multiculturalism nurtures respect for hyphenated identities"

{adj: implicated, concerned} culpably involved
"all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified"
"named three officials implicated in the plot"
"an innocent person implicated by circumstances in a crime"

{adj: ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable} too sacred to be uttered
"the ineffable name of the Deity"

{adj: jolted, shaken} disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock
"retrieved his named from her jolted memory"
"the accident left her badly shaken"

{adj: major} of the elder of two boys with the same family name
"Jones major"

{adj: metonymic, metonymical} using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated
"to say `he spent the evening reading Shakespeare' is metonymic because it substitutes the author himself for the author's works"

{adj: minor} of the younger of two boys with the same family name
"Jones minor"

{adj: named} bearing the author's name
"a named source"

{adj: nee} (meaning literally `born') used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman
"Hillary Clinton nee Rodham"

{adj: nominal, titular} existing in name only
"the nominal (or titular) head of his party"

{adj: nominal} relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
"the Russian system of nominal brevity"
"a nominal lists of priests"
"taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls"

{adj: nominative, nominal} named; bearing the name of a specific person
"nominative shares of stock"

{adj: odd} not easily explained
"it is odd that his name is never mentioned"

{adj: onymous} bearing a name
"articles in magazines are usually onymous"
<-> anonymous

{adj: ordinal} of or relating to a taxonomic order
"family and ordinal names of animals and plants"

{adj: patronymic} of a patronymic name

{adj: preferable, preferred} more desirable than another
"coffee is preferable to tea"
"Danny's preferred name is `Dan'"

{adj: proud} feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
"proud parents"
"proud of his accomplishments"
"a proud moment"
"proud to serve his country"
"a proud name"
"proud princes"
<-> humble

{adj: pseudonymous} bearing or identified by an assumed (often pen) name
"the writings of Mark Twain are pseudonymous"

{adj: quaint} very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
"the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty
"came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott
"a quaint sense of humor"

{adj: real} no less than what is stated; worthy of the name
"the real reason"
"real war"
"a real friend"
"a real woman"
"meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"
"it's time he had a real job"
"it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
<-> unreal

{adj: recorded} (of securities) having the owner's name entered in a register
"recorded holders of a stock"

{adj: stainless, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished} of reputation
"his unsullied name"
"an untarnished reputation"

{adj: styled} designated by a name or title
"Edward VIII--later styled Duke of Windsor"

{adj: surprised} taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment
"surprised by her student's ingenuity"
"surprised that he remembered my name"
"a surprised expression"
<-> unsurprised

{adj: synecdochic, synecdochical} using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it
"to use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech"

{adj: titled} having or given a name or title
"many paintings are titled simply `Untitled'"
<-> untitled

{adj: unfamiliar} not known or well known
"a name unfamiliar to most"
"be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
<-> familiar

{adj: unlisted} not having your name entered on a voting list
"an unlisted voter"

{adj: untitled} not having a title or name
"his still untitled autobiography"
"many paintings are titled simply `Untitled'"
<-> titled

{adj: waggish} witty or joking
"Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer"- James Fenimore Cooper

{adj: younger, jr.} used of the younger of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a son from his father
"John Junior"
"John Smith, Jr."

{adv: alias, a.k.a., also known as} as known or named at another time or place
"Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette"

{adv: anonymously} without giving a name
"she wrote these letters anonymously"

{adv: blushingly} while blushing
"she stated her name blushingly"

{adv: evasively} with evasion; in an evasive manner
"her husband seemed to know many of the people who were named, but he replied evasively when asked who they were"

{adv: generically} without a trademark or brand name
"we market these drugs generically"

{adv: in name, in name only} by title or repute though not in fact
"he's a doctor in name only"

{adv: long ago, long since, lang syne} of the distant or comparatively distant past
"We met once long ago"
"they long ago forsook their nomadic life"
"left for work long ago"
"he has long since given up mountain climbing"
"This name has long since been forgotten"
"lang syne" is Scottish

{adv: long} for an extended time or at a distant time
"a promotion long overdue"
"something long hoped for"
"his name has long been forgotten"
"talked all night long"
"how long will you be gone?"
"arrived long before he was expected"
"it is long after your bedtime"

{adv: nominally} in name only
"nominally he is the boss"

{n: A-list} a list of names of specially favored people
"the boss gave me his A-list of people we should try to recruit"

{n: Accipitriformes, order Accipitriformes} in some classifications an alternative name for the Falconiformes

{n: Actifed} trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to treat upper respiratory conditions and minor allergies

{n: Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug} street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

{n: Aeolis, Aeolia} ancient name for the coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos)

{n: Agrostis, genus Agrostis} annual or perennial grasses cosmopolitan in northern hemisphere: bent grass (so named from `bent' meaning an area of unfenced grassland)

{n: Albion} archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically

{n: Allah} Muslim name for the one and only God

{n: Alnico} trade name for an alloy used to make high-energy permanent magnets; contains aluminum and iron and nickel plus cobalt or copper or titanium

{n: Anglia} the Latin name for England

{n: Anshar} the Babylonian father of the gods; identified with Assyrian Ashur; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the upper world'

{n: Aram} the biblical name for ancient Syria

{n: Aras, Araxes} a river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes

{n: Arminianism} 17th century theology (named after its founder Jacobus Arminius) that opposes the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty

{n: Athapaskan, Athapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascan, Athapaskan language} a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)

{n: Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital} the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
"in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city"

{n: Australian Desert, Great Australian Desert} general name given to all desert areas in Australia

{n: Band Aid} trade name for an adhesive bandage to cover small cuts or blisters

{n: Bartle Frere, genus Bartle-Frere, green dinosaur} a living fossil or so-called `green dinosaur'; genus or subfamily of primitive nut-bearing trees thought to have died out 50 million years ago; a single specimen found in 1994 on Mount Bartle Frere in eastern Australia; not yet officially named

{n: Bayes, Thomas Bayes} English mathematician for whom Bayes' theorem is named (1702-1761)

{n: Bunyan, Paul Bunyan} a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
"Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe"
"the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water"

{n: Burberry} a lightweight belted raincoat typically made of tan gabardine with a distinctive tartan lining; named for the original manufacturer

{n: Caesalpinioideae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae} alternative name in some classification systems for the family Caesalpiniaceae

{n: Caledonia} the geographical area (in Roman times) north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland

{n: Carroll, Lewis Carroll, Dodgson, Reverend Dodgson, Charles Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson} English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

{n: Cathay} an archaic or literary name for China

{n: Celtic, Celtic language} a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era

{n: Chagatai, Jagatai, Jaghatai, Eastern Turki} a Turkic literary language of medieval central Asia (named for one of the sons of Genghis Khan)

{n: Characinidae, family Characinidae} former name of the Characidae

{n: Chosen} the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)

{n: Christian name, baptismal name} the first name given to Christians at birth or christening

{n: Claudius, Claudius I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus} Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)

{n: Clovis, Clovis I} king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy; his name was rendered as Gallic `Louis' (466-511)

{n: Cumbria} a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines

{n: Demulen} trade name for an oral contraceptive

{n: Dimetapp} trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to relieve nasal congestion and to treat rhinitis

{n: Dionysus} (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus

{n: Drixoral} the trade name for a drug used to treat upper respiratory congestion; it contains an antihistamine and a bronchodilator and a vasoconstrictor

{n: Dryopteridaceae, family Dryopteridaceae, Athyriaceae, family Athyriaceae} alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems

{n: Emetrol} trade name for an antiemetic drug that has a mint flavor

{n: Enovid} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel

{n: Erin} an early name of Ireland that is now used in poetry

{n: Esquire, Esq} a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name

{n: Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit} German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)

{n: Farley maidenhair, Farley maidenhair fern, Barbados maidenhair, glory fern, Adiantum tenerum farleyense} named for a country house in Barbados where it was discovered

{n: Fentanyl, Sublimaze} trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug

{n: Feosol} trade name of a drug rich in iron; used to treat some kinds of anemia

{n: Fergon} trade name of a drug rich in iron; used to treat some types of anemia

{n: Finger Lakes} a geographical area in central New York State that is named for a series of narrow glacial lakes that lie parallel in a north-south direction

{n: Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster} the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)

{n: Free State, Orange Free State} a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997

{n: Frisch, Otto Frisch, Otto Robert Frisch} British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)

{n: Gargantua} a voracious giant in Francois Rabelais' book of the same name

{n: Godiva, Lady Godiva} according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)

{n: Gog and Magog} biblical names of the enemies of God's people who wage war against God at the end of the world
"in the Book of Ezekiel Gog is a ruler from the land of Magog but in the Book of Revelation Gog and Magog are nations under the rule of Satan"

{n: Hare Krishna, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON} a religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of `Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy

{n: Harvard, John Harvard} American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)

{n: Herr} a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English

{n: Hinayana, Hinayana Buddhism} an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia

{n: Hopkins, Johns Hopkins} United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)

{n: Host} a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion

{n: Isuridae, family Isuridae} in some classifications another name for the family Lamnidae

{n: Jacob} (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')

{n: John Paul I, Albino Luciano} the first Pope to assume a double name; he reigned for only 34 days (1912-1978)

{n: Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot, Joliot-Curie, Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie} French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)

{n: Junior, Jr, Jnr} a son who has the same first name as his father

{n: K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C} street names for ketamine

{n: Kananga, Luluabourg} a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg

{n: Kaopectate} trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient

{n: King Charles spaniel} a toy English spaniel with a black-and-tan coat; named after Charles II who popularized it

{n: Kishar} Babylonian consort of Anshar; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the lower world'

{n: Korea, Korean Peninsula, Dae-Han-Min-Gook, Han-Gook} an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook

{n: Kwell} a preparation of lindane (trade name Kwell) that is used to kill lice and itch mites; available in cream or shampoo

{n: L-dopa, levodopa, Bendopa, Brocadopa, Larodopa} the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease

{n: Languedoc-Roussillon} a region in south central France; named after the medieval dialect of French that was spoken there

{n: Lente Insulin, Lente Iletin} trade names for forms of insulin that are used to treat diabetes mellitus

{n: Levant} the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon and Syria and Israel

{n: Liberty Island, Bedloe's Island} an island in New York Bay southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty stands
"Congress officially changed the name from Bedloe's Island to Liberty Island in 1956"

{n: Lidocaine, Xylocaine} a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes

{n: Lo/Ovral} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel

{n: Loestrin} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

{n: Lomotil} trade name of an antidiarrheal

{n: Loricata, order Loricata} former name for the order Crocodylia

{n: Lubumbashi, Elisabethville} a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville

{n: Mama} a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped

{n: Manhattan Project} code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II

{n: Maritime Provinces, Maritimes, Canadian Maritime Provinces} the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

{n: Marshall Plan, European Recovery Program} a United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952); named after George Marshall

{n: Mashriq} Arabic name for the Middle East

{n: Maxzide} trade name for an antihypertensive drug containing hydrochlorothiazide and another diuretic

{n: Micronor} trade name for and oral contraceptive containing the progestin compound norethindrone

{n: Mimosoideae, subfamily Mimosoideae} alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Mimosaceae

{n: Modicon} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

{n: Mohorovicic, Andrija Mohorovicic} Yugoslav geophysicist for whom the Mohorovicic discontinuity was named (1857-1936)

{n: Monera, kingdom Monera, Prokayotae, kingdom Prokaryotae} prokaryotic bacteria and blue-green algae and various primitive pathogens; because of lack of consensus on how to divide the organisms into phyla informal names are used for the major divisions

{n: Munchhausen, Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchhausen, Munchausen, Baron Munchausen} German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)

{n: Nanak, Guru Nanak} Indian religious leader who founded Sikhism in dissent from the caste system of Hinduism; he taught that all men had a right to search for knowledge of God and that spiritual liberation could be attained by meditating on the name of God (1469-1538)

{n: Nazarene} an early name for any Christian

{n: Neosporin} trade name for a topical drug containing several antibacterials; used as an ointment for skin irritations and in the form of eyedrops for minor eye infections

{n: Nestorianism} the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)

{n: Nestorius} Syrian who was a Christian bishop and Patriarch of Constantinople in the early fifth century; one of the major heresies concerning the doctrine of the hypostasis of Christ was named after him (died in 451)

{n: Nintu, Nintoo} a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped

{n: Nitrospan, Nitrostat} trade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris

{n: Nor-Q-D} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone

{n: Norinyl} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone and mestranol

{n: Norlestrin} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

{n: Oscines, suborder Oscines, Passeres, suborder Passeres} two names for the suborder of typical songbirds

{n: Ovocon} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

{n: Ovral} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel

{n: Ovrette} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norgestrel

{n: Ovulen} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and a progestin compound

{n: Panama tree, Sterculia apetala} large deciduous tree native to Panama and from which the country takes its name; having densely leafy crown and naked trunk

{n: Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae} alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae

{n: Paralipomenon} (Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings

{n: Parnassus, Mount Parnassus, Liakoura} (Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry
"Liakoura is the modern name of Mount Parnassus"

{n: Paul, Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul, Saul of Tarsus} (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle
"Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"

{n: Phegopteris, genus Phegopteris} beech ferns: genus is variously classified: considered alternative name for genus Dryopteris or included in genus Thelypteris

{n: Pitot, Henri Pitot} French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)

{n: Plantagenet, Plantagenet line} the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485

{n: Platonism, realism} (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names

{n: Plectophera} in some former classifications: name for the Ephemeroptera

{n: Plesianthropus, genus Plesianthropus} former name for the genus Australopithecus

{n: Porter, William Sydney Porter, O. Henry} United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)

{n: Post-It} brand name for a slip of notepaper that has an adhesive that allows it to stick to a surface and be removed without damaging the surface

{n: Primaxin} trade name for a parenteral antibiotic

{n: Proboscidea, genus Proboscidea} in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants

{n: Protropin} trade name of a synthetic human growth hormone given to children deficient in the hormone; use by athletes and weightlifters is banned

{n: R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle} street names for flunitrazepan

{n: Rama} avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God; any of three incarnations: Ramachandra or Parashurama or Balarama
"in Hindu folklore Rama is the epitome of chivalry and courage and obedience to sacred law"

{n: Reynard} a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'

{n: Robitussin} trade name of an expectorant that loosens phlegm and makes it easier to cough up

{n: Rolodex} (trademark) a desktop rotary card index with removable cards; usually used for names, addresses, and telephone numbers
"a news reporter has to have a good Rolodex"

{n: Rufous rubber cup} a common name for a variety of Sarcosomataceae

{n: Rumpelstiltskin} a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself

{n: Russell, George William Russell, A.E.} Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)

{n: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha} the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917; the name was changed to Windsor in 1917 in response to anti-German feelings in World War I

{n: Scrophularia, genus Scrophularia} type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts

{n: Serbia and Montenegro, Union of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Jugoslavija} a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro

{n: Sir} a title used before the name of knight or baronet

{n: Sistine Chapel} the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by an named after Sixtus IV in 1473

{n: Speke, John Speke, John Hanning Speke} English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)

{n: Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone} United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)

{n: Tabasco, Tabasco sauce} very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers

{n: Tatar} a member of the Turkic-speaking people living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains (the name has been attributed to many other groups)

{n: Tenoretic} trade name for an antihypertensive drug consisting of a fixed combination of atenolol and a diuretic

{n: Tetragrammaton} four Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH (Yahweh) or JHVH (Jehovah) signifying the Hebrew name for God which the Jews regarded as too holy to pronounce

{n: Thailand, Kingdom of Thailand, Siam} a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula
"Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"

{n: Thiosulfil} trade name for a sulfonamide antibacterial

{n: Tivoli, Tibur} a town twenty miles east of Rome (Tibur is the ancient name); a summer resort during the Roman empire; noted for its waterfalls

{n: Tom, Uncle Tom} contemptuous name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites

{n: Ulvophyceae, class Ulvophyceae} alternative name for the class Chlorophyceae in some classifications

{n: V-8 juice} brand name for canned mixed vegetable juices

{n: Vespucci, Amerigo Vespucci, Americus Vespucius} Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)

{n: Vietnam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Annam} a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945

{n: Volta, Count Alessandro Volta, Conte Alessandro Volta, Conte Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta} Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)

{n: Weissbier, white beer, wheat beer} a general name for beers made from wheat by top fermentation; usually very pale and cloudy and effervescent

{n: Weizenbier} a general name in southern Germany for wheat beers

{n: Wollemi pine} newly discovered (1994) pine thought to have been long extinct; Australia; genus and species names not yet assigned

{n: Xenicidae, family Xenicidae, Acanthisittidae, family Acanthisittidae} alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens

{n: Yahweh, YHWH, Yahwe, Yahveh, YHVH, Yahve, Wahvey, Jahvey, Jahweh, Jehovah, JHVH} a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH

{n: Yugoslavia} a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
"Tito's Yugoslavia included Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro"

{n: Zion, Sion} originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem
"the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'"

{n: abortion pill, mifepristone, RU 486} an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo

{n: acceptor} the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures

{n: acebutolol, Sectral} an oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension

{n: acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen} street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

{n: acquaintance, friend} a person with whom you are acquainted
"I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"
"we are friends of the family"

{n: acronym} a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

{n: acrophony} naming a letter of the alphabet by using a word whose initial sound is the sound represented by that letter

{n: acyclovir, Zovirax} an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms

{n: address, destination, name and address} written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

{n: administrator} the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor

{n: agnomen} an additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in `Ferdinand the Great')

{n: albuterol, Ventolin, Proventil} a bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects are tachycardia and shakiness

{n: alendronate, Fosamax} a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause

{n: ale} a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

{n: alias, assumed name, false name} a name that has been assumed temporarily

{n: allopurinol, Zyloprim} a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid

{n: alprazolam, Xanax} an antianxiety agent (trade name Xanax) of the benzodiazepine class

{n: amiodarone, Cordarone} an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective

{n: amitriptyline, amitriptyline hydrochloride, Elavil} a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications

{n: amlodipine besylate, Norvasc} a vasodilator (trade name Norvasc) taken in tablet form; prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris

{n: amoxicillin, Amoxil, Larotid, Polymox, Trimox, Augmentin} an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections

{n: ampicillin, Principen, Polycillin, SK-Ampicillin} semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)

{n: amrinone, Inocor} a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium

{n: angiotensin, angiotonin, Hypertensin} any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels

{n: antihemophilic factor, antihaemophilic factor, antihemophilic globulin, antihaemophilic globulin, factor VIII, Hemofil} a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A

{n: antinomasia} substitution of a title for a name

{n: appointment, assignment, designation, naming} the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

{n: apprehender} a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)

{n: aqualung, Aqua-Lung, scuba} a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

{n: asparaginase, Elspar} antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia

{n: aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration} an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

{n: aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph} the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets

{n: atenolol, Tenormin} an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)

{n: atorvastatin, Lipitor} an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given

{n: attendance check} a call of students' names in a classroom

{n: azathioprine, Imuran} an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ

{n: azote} an obsolete name for nitrogen

{n: aztreonam, Azactam} an antibiotic (trade name Azactam) used against severe infections; has minimal side effects

{n: bass} nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes

{n: beat, round} a regular route for a sentry or policeman
"in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

{n: beer} a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops

{n: big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scag} street names for heroin

{n: black felt cup} a common name for a variety of Sarcosomataceae

{n: blank endorsement, endorsement in blank} an endorsement on commercial paper naming no payee and so payable to the bearer

{n: block, mental block} an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
"I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"

{n: bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue} indiscriminate slaughter
"a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"
"ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"
"the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"
"a huge prison battue was ordered"

{n: bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridge} a popular North American game bird; named for its call

{n: bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep} a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

{n: botulinum toxin A, Botox} a neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily

{n: brand-name drug, proprietary drug} a drug that has a trade name and is protected by a patent (can be produced and sold only by the company holding the patent)
<-> generic drug

{n: bridge whist} the earliest form of bridge; the dealer could name the trump suit

{n: briefs, Jockey shorts} short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)

{n: brilliant pebble} a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles

{n: brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur} an old name for sulfur

{n: brompheniramine maleate, Dimetane} antihistamine (trade name Dimetane) used to treat hypersensitivity reactions (as rhinitis)

{n: bruin} a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'

{n: buffered aspirin, Bufferin} aspirin coated with a substance capable of neutralizing acid (trade name Bufferin)

{n: business card} a card on which are printed the person's name and business affiliation

{n: buspirone, BuSpar} a drug (trade name BuSpar) designed specifically for anxiety

{n: by-line, credit line} a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article

{n: call} an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
"Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"

{n: capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule} one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
"printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
<-> lowercase

{n: captopril, Capoten} a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure

{n: cataloged procedure} a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name

{n: categorem, categoreme} a categorematic expression; a term capable of standing alone as the subject or predicate of a logical proposition
"names are called categorems"
<-> syncategorem, syncategoreme

{n: cefadroxil, Ultracef} a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)

{n: cefoperazone, Cefobid} a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Cefobid) used for severe infections

{n: cefotaxime, Claforan} a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Claforan) used for severe infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract

{n: ceftazidime, Fortaz, Tazicef} a parenteral cephalosporin (trade names Fortaz and Tazicef) used to treat moderate infections

{n: ceftriaxone, Rocephin} a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract

{n: cefuroxime, Ceftin, Zinacef} a cephalosporin that can be given parenterally (trade name Zinacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin); indicated for infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract or meninges

{n: celecoxib, Celebrex} a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract

{n: cellulose tape, Scotch tape, Sellotape} transparent or semitransparent adhesive tape (trade names Scotch tape and Sellotape) used for sealing or attaching or mending

{n: cephalexin, Keflex, Keflin, Keftab} an oral cephalosporin (trade names Keflex and Keflin and Keftab) commonly prescribe for mild to moderately severe infections of the skin or ears or throat or lungs or urinary tract

{n: cephalosporin, Mefoxin} one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity

{n: cerivastatin, Baycol} an oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels

{n: cervical vein, deep cervical vein, vena cervicalis profunda} a vein that accompanies an artery of the same name

{n: chain wrench} another name for chain tongs

{n: charred pancake cup} a common name for a variety of Sarcosomataceae

{n: check mark, check, tick} a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
"as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

{n: checklist} a list of items (names or tasks etc.) to be checked or consulted

{n: chlorambucil, Leukeran} an alkalating agent (trade name Leukeran) used to treat some kinds of cancer

{n: chloramphenicol, Chloromycetin} an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever)

{n: chlordiazepoxide, Librium, Libritabs} a tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism

{n: chlorothiazide, Diuril} a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension

{n: chlorpheniramine maleate, Coricidin, Chlor-Trimeton} an antihistamine (trade names Coricidin and Chlor-Trimeton)

{n: chlorpromazine, Thorazine} a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer

{n: chlortetracycline, Aureomycin} a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases

{n: chlorthalidone, Hygroton, Thalidone} a diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks

{n: christening} giving a Christian name at baptism

{n: cimetidine, Tagamet} a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid

{n: cinch} a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps

{n: ciprofloxacin, Cipro} an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints

{n: circuit} an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
"she's a familiar name on the club circuit"
"on the lecture circuit"
"the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district"
"the international tennis circuit"

{n: circumflex femoral vein, vena circumflexus femoris} either of two veins that accompany arteries of the same name serving the hip and thigh

{n: circumflex iliac vein, vena circumflexa ilium} accompanies the artery of the same name

{n: circumflex vein, vena circumflexa} any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name

{n: cling film, clingfilm, Saran Wrap} a thin plastic film made of saran (trade name Saran Wrap) that sticks to itself; used for wrapping food

{n: clofibrate, Atromid-S} a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases

{n: clomiphene, clomiphene citrate, Clomid} a fertility drug (trade name Clomid) that is used to stimulate ovulation and that has been associated with multiple births

{n: clonidine, Catapres} an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches

{n: clopidogrel bisulfate, Plavix} a blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow

{n: clozapine, Clozaril} an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment-resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects

{n: coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C} street names for cocaine

{n: color circle, color wheel} a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circle

{n: columbium} a former name for niobium

{n: commonwealth} the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)

{n: company name} the name by which a corporation is identified

{n: confusion, mix-up} a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
"he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"

{n: convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula} something regarded as a normative example
"the convention of not naming the main character"
"violence is the rule not the exception"
"his formula for impressing visitors"

{n: coolie, cooly} an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer

{n: cortisone, Cortone Acetate} a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone

{n: cover} a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
"her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

{n: cyclobenzaprine, Flexeril} muscle relaxant (trade name Flexeril) used for muscle spasms or acute injury

{n: cyproheptadine, Periactin} an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions

{n: da Gamma, Vasco da Gamma, Gamma} Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)

{n: deck} street name for a packet of illegal drugs

{n: deep-freeze, Deepfreeze, deep freezer, freezer} electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time

{n: delavirdine, Rescriptor} a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (trade name Rescriptor) used to treat AIDS and HIV

{n: demeclocycline hydrochloride, Declomycin} tetracycline antibacterial (trade name Declomycin) effective in the treatment of some bacterial and rickettsial and other infections

{n: destalinization, de-Stalinization, destalinisation, de-Stalinisation} social process of neutralizing the influence of Joseph Stalin by revising his policies and removing monuments dedicated to him and renaming places named in his honor
"his statue was demolished as part of destalinization"

{n: devil's cigar} a common name for a variety of Sarcosomataceae

{n: devil's urn} a common name for a variety of Sarcosomataceae

{n: dexamethasone, Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, Hexadrol, Oradexon} a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation

{n: dextroamphetamine sulphate, Dexedrine} an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant

{n: diazepam, Valium} a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning

{n: diazoxide, Hyperstat} vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension

{n: diclofenac potassium, Cataflam} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Cataflam)

{n: diclofenac sodium, Voltaren} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally

{n: dicloxacillin, Dynapen} antibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin

{n: diflunisal, Dolobid} nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions

{n: digital subscriber line, DSL} a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds

{n: digoxin, Lanoxin} digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully

{n: diltiazem, Cardizem} a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure

{n: dime bag, dime} street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars

{n: dimenhydrinate, Dramamine} antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness

{n: diphenhydramine, Benadryl} antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sickness

{n: diphenylhydantoin, phenytoin, Dilantin} an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative

{n: directory} an alphabetical list of names and addresses

{n: disrepute, discredit} the state of being held in low esteem
"your actions will bring discredit to your name"
"because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute"
<-> repute

{n: distribution list} list of names to whom a communication should be sent

{n: disulfiram, Antabuse} a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested

{n: do, doh, ut} the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

{n: domain name} strings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet
"domain names are organized hierarchically with the more generic parts to the right"

{n: doo-wop} a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup

{n: doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget} something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
"she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket"
"there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"

{n: dopamine, Dopastat, Intropin} a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension

{n: doxepin, doxepin hydrochloride, Adapin, Sinequan} a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)

{n: doxycycline, Vibramycin} an antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections
"Vibramycin is the trade name of doxycycline"

{n: dumb cane, mother-in-law plant, mother-in-law's tongue, Dieffenbachia sequine} a evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name

{n: enalapril, Vasotec} an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks

{n: encainide, Enkaid} antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Enkaid) used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias but increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients

{n: enflurane, Ethrane} a nonflammable liquid (trade name Ethrane) used as an inhalation general anesthetic

{n: epinephrine, epinephrin, adrenaline, Adrenalin} a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

{n: eponymy} the derivation of a general name from that of a famous person

{n: eponym} the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)
"Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down"

{n: eponym} the person for whom something is named
"Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"

{n: ergonovine, Ergotrate Maleate} an alkaloid derived from ergot (trade name Ergotrate Maleate) that is less toxic than ergot; induces muscular contraction of the uterus and is administered after childbirth or abortion

{n: erythromycin, Erythrocin, E-Mycin, Ethril, Ilosone, Pediamycin} an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative

{n: escutcheon} (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

{n: esmolol, Brevibloc} intravenous beta blocker (trade name Brevibloc) that acts for only a short time; used primarily for cardiac arrhythmias

{n: estazolam, ProSom} a frequently prescribed sleeping pill (trade name ProSom)

{n: estrone, oestrone, theelin, Estronol} a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency

{n: etanercept, Enbrel} a genetically engineered anti-TNF compound (trade name Enbrel) consisting of receptors that bind TNF; it is injected twice a week in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

{n: ethacrynic acid, Edecrin} diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema

{n: ethchlorvynol, Placidyl} a mild sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Placidyl)

{n: ethosuximide, Emeside, Zarontin} an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy

{n: etodolac, Lodine} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)

{n: extension, filename extension, file name extension} a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one to three letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename
"most applications provide extensions for the files they create"
"most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"

{n: famotidine, Pepcid} a histamine blocker (trade name Pepcid) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux

{n: faubourg} a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city
"in Faubourg Sainte-Marie"

{n: fa} the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization

{n: felt-tip pen, felt-tipped pen, felt tip, Magic Marker} a pen with a writing tip made of felt (trade name Magic Marker)

{n: fenoprofen, fenoprofen calcium, Nalfon} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Nalfon) used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful inflammatory disorders

{n: feria} a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated
"in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday"

{n: filename, file name, computer filename, computer file name} (computer science) the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files; may contain an extension that indicates the type of file

{n: fire brigade} British name for a fire department

{n: first name, given name, forename} the name that precedes the surname

{n: flat} a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

{n: flecainide, Tambocor} oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients

{n: flunitrazepan, Rohypnol} a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia

{n: fluoxetine, fluoxetine hydrocholoride, Prozac} a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Prozac)

{n: flurazepam, flurazepam hydrochloride, Dalmane} tranquilizer (trade name Dalmane) used to treat insomnia

{n: flurbiprofen, Ansaid} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Ansaid) that is administered only orally

{n: fluvastatin, Lescol} least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime

{n: furosemide, Lasix} commonly used diuretic (trade name Lasix) used to treat hypertension and edema

{n: galaxy, extragalactic nebula} (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

{n: gallamine, Flaxedil} neuromuscular blocking agent (trade name Flaxedil) used as a muscle relaxant in the administration of anesthesia

{n: gal} a unit of gravitational acceleration equal to one centimeter per second per second (named after Galileo)

{n: gemfibrozil, Lopid} medication (trade name Lopid) used to lower the levels of triglyceride in the blood

{n: generic drug} when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees
"generic drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs"
<-> brand-name drug

{n: generic, generic wine} a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
<-> varietal wine, varietal

{n: generic} any product that can be sold without a brand name

{n: gentamicin, Garamycin} an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract

{n: genus Galictis} alternative name for the genus Grison

{n: genus Mimosa} genus of spiny woody shrubs or trees; named for their apparent imitation of animal sensitivity to light and heat and movement

{n: glipzide, Glucotrol} an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucotrol) that stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas

{n: glutethimide, Doriden} sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders

{n: glyburide, DiaBeta, Micronase} an oral antidiabetic drug (trade names DiaBeta and Micronase) that stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas

{n: goatee} a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard

{n: griseofulvin, Fulvicin} a kind of penicillin (a fungicidal antibiotic with the trade name Fulvicin) produced by molds of the genus Penicillium

{n: guanabenz, Wytensin} antihypertensive drug (trade name Wytensin) that reduces blood pressure by its effect on the central nervous system

{n: haloperidol, Haldol} tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome

{n: heparin, Lipo-Hepin, Liquaemin} a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery

{n: holonym, whole name} a word that names the whole of which a given word is a part
"`hat' is a holonym for `brim' and `crown'"

{n: honor, honour} the quality of being honorable and having a good name
"a man of honor"
<-> dishonor

{n: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh} alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body"
"he has a strong physique"
"the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

{n: hyaluronidase, spreading factor, Hyazyme} an enzyme (trade name Hyazyme) that splits hyaluronic acid and so lowers its viscosity and increases the permeability of connective tissue and the absorption of fluids

{n: hydralazine, Apresoline} an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure

{n: hydrochlorothiazide, Esidrix, HydroDIURIL} a diuretic drug (trade name Esidrix and HydroDIURIL) used in the treatment of hypertension

{n: hydrocortisone, cortisol, Hydrocortone, Cortef} an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism

{n: hydromorphone hydrochloride, hydromorphone, Dilaudid} a narcotic analgesic (trade name Dilaudid) used to treat moderate to severe pain

{n: hydroxychloroquine, Plaquenil} anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Plaquenil) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and malaria and lupus erythematosus

{n: hydroxyzine hydrochloride, hydroxyzine, Atarax, Vistaril} a drug (trade names Atarax and Vistaril) used as a tranquilizer to treat anxiety and motion sickness

{n: ibuprofen, isobutylphenyl propionic acid, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an analgesic and antipyretic

{n: identity theft} the co-option of another person's personal information (e.g., name, Social Security number, credit card number, passport) without that person's knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge

{n: imipramine, impramine hydrochloride, Imavate, Tofranil} a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Imavate and Tofranil) used to treat clinical depression

{n: imprint} an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page
"the book was published under a distinguished imprint"

{n: indapamide, Lozal} diuretic (trade name Lozal) used in the treatment of hypertension

{n: index} an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed

{n: indication, denotation} the act of indicating or pointing out by name

{n: indinavir, Crixivan} a protease inhibitor (trade name Crixivan) used for treating HIV

{n: indomethacin, Indocin} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)

{n: infamy, opprobrium} a state of extreme dishonor
"a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt
"the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"
<-> fame

{n: infliximab, Remicade} an anti-TNF compound (trade name Remicade) consisting of an antibody directed against TNF; it is given intravenously at one-month to three-month intervals; used in treatment of regional enteritis and rheumatoid arthritis

{n: initial} the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
"he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"

{n: ipratropium bromide, Atrovent} an inhaled bronchodilator (trade name Atrovent)

{n: ironweed, vernonia} any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue

{n: irregular, second} merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name

{n: isocarboxazid, Marplan} a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Marplan) that is used to treat clinical depression

{n: isoniazid, INH, Nydrazid} antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis

{n: isoproterenol, Isuprel} drug (trade name Isuprel) used to treat bronchial asthma and to stimulate the heart

{n: isosorbide, Isordil} drug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure

{n: itraconazole, Sporanox} an oral antifungal drug (trade name Sporanox) taken for cases of fungal nail disease

{n: kanamycin, Kantrex} antibiotic (trade name Kantrex) used to treat severe infections

{n: kenning} conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry

{n: ketoprofen, Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail} nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Orudis or Orudis KT or Oruvail)

{n: ketorolac tromethamine, Acular, Toradol} nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Acular and Toradol) that is administered only intramuscularly

{n: ketorolac, Torodal} nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Torodal) that is given only orally

{n: la, lah} the syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization

{n: label, recording label} trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
"the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"

{n: labetalol, labetalol hydrochloride, Trandate, Normodyne} antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)

{n: lactase, Lactaid} any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose

{n: lady} a polite name for any woman
"a nice lady at the library helped me"

{n: lansoprazole, Prevacid} antacid (trade name Prevacid) that suppresses acid secretion in the stomach

{n: lead bank, agent bank} a bank named by a lending syndicate of several banks to protect their interests

{n: leap day, bissextile day, February 29} the name of the day that is added during a leap year

{n: leflunomide, Arava} an anti-TNF compound (trade name Arava) that is given orally; can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis by slowing the proliferation of white blood cells which reduces inflammation in the synovium

{n: letterhead} a sheet of stationery with name and address of the organization printed at the top

{n: letters of administration} legal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named

{n: levallorphan, Lorfan} drug (trade name Lorfan) that is related to morphine but that counteracts the respiratory depression produced by morphine poisoning but without affecting its analgesic effects

{n: life insurance, life assurance} insurance paid to named beneficiaries when the insured person dies
"in England they call life insurance life assurance"

{n: lincomycin, Lincocin} antibiotic (trade name Lincocin) obtained from a streptomyces bacterium and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections

{n: lindy, lindy hop} an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh)

{n: lisinopril, Prinival, Zestril} an ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinival or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks

{n: list, listing} a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

{n: lithium carbonate, Lithane, Lithonate, Eskalith} a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder

{n: lorazepam, Ativan} tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia

{n: lovastatin, Mevacor} an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate

{n: loxapine, Loxitane} a tranquilizer (trade name Loxitane) used to treat schizophrenia

{n: maiden name} a woman's surname before marriage

{n: mail call} a call of names of those receiving mail

{n: mailing list} a list of names and addresses to which advertising material is mailed

{n: mannitol, Osmitrol} a diuretic (trade name Osmitrol) used to promote the excretion of urine

{n: masthead, flag} a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.

{n: matronymic, metronymic} a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor

{n: meclizine, meclizine hydrochloride, Antivert} an antihistamine (trade name Antivert) used to treat or prevent motion sickness

{n: meclofenamate, meclofenamate sodium, Meclomen} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Meclomen) used to treat arthritis

{n: medroxyprogesterone, Provera} a progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders

{n: mefenamic acid, Ponstel} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug (trade name Ponstel) used to treat mild pain (especially menstrual cramps)

{n: mefloquine, mefloquine hydrochloride, Larium, Mephaquine} an antimalarial drug (trade name Larium and Mephaquine) that is effective in cases that do not respond to chloroquine; said to produce harmful neuropsychiatric effects on some people

{n: melphalan, Alkeran} antineoplastic drug (trade name Alkeran) used to treat multiple myeloma and some other malignancies

{n: meperidine, meperidine hydrochloride, Demerol} a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain

{n: mephenytoin, Mesantoin} a toxic anticonvulsant drug (trade name Mesantoin) used in the treatment of epilepsy when less toxic anticonvulsants have been ineffective

{n: mephobarbital, Mebaral} a long-acting crystalline barbiturate (trade name Mebaral) used as a sedative and as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy

{n: meprobamate, Miltown, Equanil, Meprin} a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety

{n: mercaptopurine, Purinethol} a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine and is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia

{n: meronym, part name} a word that names a part of a larger whole
"`brim' and `crown' are meronyms of `hat'"

{n: metaproterenol, Alupent} a bronchodilator (trade name Alupent) used to treat asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects include tachycardia and shakiness

{n: metformin, Glucophage} an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes

{n: methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash} an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

{n: methaqualone, Quaalude} sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse

{n: metharbital, Gemonil} anticonvulsant drug (trade name Gemonil) used in the treatment of epilepsy

{n: methenamine, Mandelamine, Urex} antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections

{n: methocarbamol, Robaxin} muscle relaxant for skeletal muscles (trade name Robaxin) used to treat spasms

{n: methyldopa, alpha methyl dopa, Aldomet} antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure

{n: methylphenidate, Ritalin} central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children

{n: metonymy} substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')

{n: metoprolol, Lopressor} beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)

{n: metronidazole, Flagyl} antiprotozoal medication (trade name Flagyl) used to treat trichomoniasis and giardiasis

{n: mexiletine, Mexitil} antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias

{n: miconazole, Monistat} an antifungal agent usually administered in the form of a nitrate (trade name Monistat)

{n: midazolam, Versed} an injectable form of benzodiazepine (trade name Versed) useful for sedation and for reducing pain during uncomfortable medical procedures

{n: middle name} a name between your first name and your surname

{n: mild silver protein, Argyrol} antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)

{n: minocycline, Minocin} tetracycline antibiotic (trade name Minocin) used to treat a variety of bacterial and rickettsial infections

{n: minoxidil, Loniten, Rogaine} a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertension; one side effect is hirsutism so it is also sold (trade name Rogaine) as a treatment for male-patterned baldness

{n: misnomer} an incorrect or unsuitable name

{n: mithramycin, Mithracin} an antineoplastic drug (trade name Mithracin) used to treat cancer of the testes

{n: mitomycin, Mutamycin} a complex of antibiotic substances obtained from a streptomyces bacterium; one form (trade name Mutamycin) shows promise as an anticancer drug

{n: mi} the syllable naming the third (mediant) note of any major scale in solmization

{n: molindone, Moban} antipsychotic drug (trade name Moban) used in the treatment of schizophrenia

{n: money order, postal order} a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office

{n: mull} a term used in Scottish names of promontories
"the Mull of Kintyre"

{n: muriatic acid} a former name for hydrochloric acid

{n: mushroom} common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
<-> toadstool

{n: muster call} a call of the names of personnel at a military assembly

{n: muster roll} a list of names of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company

{n: nabumetone, Relafen} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen)

{n: nadolol, Corgard} a beta-adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina

{n: nafcillin, Nafcil} a penicillinase-resistant form of penicillin (trade name Nafcil) used (usually in the form of its sodium salt) to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant strains of staphylococci

{n: nalorphine, Nalline} a narcotic antagonist (trade name Nalline) that counteracts the effects of narcotics (especially the effects of poisoning by morphine)

{n: naloxone, Narcan} a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine

{n: name calling, names} verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
"sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"

{n: name day} the feast day of a saint whose name one bears

{n: name dropper} someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends

{n: name tag} a tag showing the name of the person who wears it

{n: name, epithet} a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

{n: name, figure, public figure} a well-known or notable person
"they studied all the great names in the history of France"
"she is an important figure in modern music"

{n: name, gens} family based on male descent
"he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

{n: name-dropping} the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
"the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it"

{n: nameplate} a plate bearing a name

{n: namer} a person who gives a name or names
"the owner is usually the namer of a boat"

{n: namesake} a person with the same name as another

{n: name} a language unit by which a person or thing is known
"his name really is George Washington"
"those are two names for the same thing"

{n: name} a person's reputation
"he wanted to protect his good name"

{n: name} by the sanction or authority of
"halt in the name of the law"

{n: naming} the verbal act of naming
"the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"

{n: nandrolone, Durabolin, Kabolin} an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis

{n: naphazoline, Privine, Sudafed} vasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation

{n: naproxen, Naprosyn} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain

{n: nefazodone, Serzone} an antidepressant drug (trade name Serzone)

{n: nelfinavir, Viracept} a protease inhibitor (trade name Viracept) used in treating HIV usually in combination with other drugs

{n: neomycin, fradicin, Neobiotic} an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery

{n: neostigmine, Prostigmin} a cholinergic drug (trade name Prostigmin) used to treat some ophthalmic conditions and to treat myasthenia gravis

{n: nevirapine, Viramune} a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (trade name Viramune) used to treat AIDS and HIV

{n: nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname} a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
"Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"
"Henry's nickname was Slim"

{n: nickname} a descriptive name for a place or thing
"the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"

{n: nifedipine, Procardia} calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks

{n: nigger, nigga, spade, coon, jigaboo, nigra} (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
"only a Black can call another Black a nigga"

{n: nitrofurantoin, Macrodantin} derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract

{n: nitrogen trichloride, Agene} a yellow pungent volatile oil (trade name Agene) formerly used for bleaching and aging flour

{n: nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, trinitroglycerin, glyceryl trinitrate, Nitrospan, Nitrostat} a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)

{n: nominal aphasia, anomic aphasia, anomia, amnesic aphasia, amnestic aphasia} inability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects

{n: nominalism} (philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

{n: nominating speech, nominating address, nomination} an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
"the nomination was brief and to the point"

{n: nomination} the act of officially naming a candidate
"the Republican nomination for Governor"

{n: norethindrone, norethindrone acetate, norethandrolone, Norlutin} a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis

{n: nortriptyline, Pamelor} a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Pamelor) used along with psychotherapy to treat dysthymic depression; may interact dangerously if taken with other drugs

{n: numeration} naming numbers

{n: nystatin, Mycostatin, Nystan} an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes

{n: omeprazole, Prilosec} antacid (trade name Prilosec) that suppresses acid secretion in the stomach

{n: onomancy} divination by the letters of a name

{n: onomasticon} a list of proper nouns naming persons or places

{n: onomastics} the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names

{n: orphenadrine, Norflex} a skeletal muscle relaxant (trade name Norflex) used to treat severe muscle strain and Parkinsonism

{n: oven stuffer, oven stuffer roaster} a brand name for a roasting chicken

{n: oxaprozin, Daypro} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Daypro)

{n: oxazepam, Serax} a tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal

{n: oxyphenbutazone, Tandearil} an anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tandearil) used to treat arthritis and bursitis

{n: oxyphencyclimine, Daricon} an anticholinergic drug (trade name Daricon) used in treating peptic ulcers

{n: oxytocin, Pitocin} hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk

{n: paging} calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system)
"the public address system in the hospital was used for paging"

{n: papaverine, Kavrin} an alkaloid medicine (trade name Kavrin) obtained from opium; used to relax smooth muscles; it is nonaddictive

{n: paroxetime, Paxil} a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Paxil)

{n: patronymic, patronym} a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

{n: pen name, nom de plume} an author's pseudonym

{n: penicillamine, Cuprimine} a drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson's disease and severe arthritis

{n: penicillin V potassium, Ledercillin VK} a form of penicillin V (trade name Ledercillin VK)

{n: pentaerythritol, Peritrate} a coronary vasodilator (trade name Peritrate) used to treat angina pectoris

{n: pentazocine, Talwin} analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine

{n: pentobarbital sodium, pentobarbital, Nembutal, yellow jacket} a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic

{n: pentoxifylline, Trental} a drug (trade name Trental) used to treat claudication; believed to increase the flexibility of red blood cells so they can flow through the blood vessels to the legs and feet

{n: perphenazine, Triavil} tranquilizer and antidepressant (trade name Triavil) sometimes used as an antiemetic for adults

{n: pet name, hypocorism} a name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix)
"`Billy' is a hypocorism for `William'"

{n: phenazopyridine, Pyridium} analgesic (trade name Pyridium) used to treat urinary tract infections

{n: phenelzine, Nardil} monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Nardil) used to treat clinical depression

{n: phenolphthalein} a laxative used in many preparations under various trade names; also used as an acid-base indicator in titrations involving weak acids and strong bases because it is brilliant red at high alkalinity and colorless below pH 8

{n: phensuximide, Milontin} anticonvulsant (trade name Milontin) used to treat petit mal

{n: phentolamine, Vasomax} a virility drug (trade name Vasomax) to treat erectile dysfunction in men

{n: phenylbutazone, Butazolidin} anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Butazolidin)

{n: pindolol, Visken} an oral beta blocker (trade name Visken) used in treating hypertension

{n: piperacillin, Pipracil} a synthetic type of penicillin antibiotic (trade name Pipracil) used for moderate to severe infections

{n: piroxicam, Feldene} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Feldene) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions

{n: place name, toponym} the name by which a geographical place is known

{n: placeholder} a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set

{n: plastic} generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives

{n: playbill} a theatrical program
"he couldn't find her name on the playbill"

{n: pneumococcal vaccine, Pneumovax} vaccine (trade name Pneumovax) effective against the 23 most common strains of pneumococcus

{n: policyholder} an insured person; the client in whose name an insurance policy is written

{n: polony} another name for Bologna sausage

{n: polypropenonitrile, Acrilan} acrylic resin used to make a strong soft crease-resistant fabric (trade name Acrilan)

{n: pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane} street names for marijuana

{n: potassium chloride, potassium muriate, potash muriate, K-Dur 20, Kaochlor, K-lor, Klorvess, K-lyte} salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency

{n: praenomen} the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome

{n: pravastatin, Pravachol} an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks

{n: prazosin, Minipress} antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)

{n: prednisolone, Pediapred, Prelone} a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions

{n: prednisone, Orasone, Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten} a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant

{n: primidone, Mysoline} an anticonvulsant (trade name Mysoline) used to treat grand mal seizures and essential tremor

{n: procaine hydrochloride, novocaine, Novocain} procaine administered as a hydrochloride (trade name Novocain)

{n: procaine, Ethocaine} a white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine

{n: procyclidine, Kemadrin} drug (trade name Kemadrin) used to reduce tremors in Parkinsonism

{n: progesterone, Lipo-Lutin} a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy

{n: promethazine, Phenergan} antihistamine (trade name Phenergan) used to treat allergies; also an antiemetic used to treat motion sickness

{n: propanolol, Inderal} the first beta blocker (trade name Inderal) used in treating hypertension and angina pectoris and essential tremor

{n: proper noun, proper name} a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
<-> common noun

{n: propoxyphene, propoxyphene hydrochloride, Darvon} a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive

{n: pseudonym, anonym, nom de guerre} a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

{n: quinacrine, quinacrine hydrochloride, mepacrine, Atabrine} a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria

{n: quinidine, Quinidex, Quinora} cardiac drug (trade names Quinidex and Quinora) used to treat certain heart arrhythmias

{n: racecard} a program for a race meeting; lists the races and the names of the horses

{n: ranitidine, Zantac} a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux

{n: rat cheese, store cheese} informal names for American cheddar

{n: re, ray} the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization

{n: recognition, identification} the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
"a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"
"experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer"

{n: recombinant human insulin, Humulin} a form of insulin (trade name Humulin) made from recombinant DNA that is identical to human insulin; used to treat diabetics who are allergic to preparations made from beef or pork insulin

{n: record, record book, book} a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
"Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"
"his name is in all the record books"

{n: register, registry} an official written record of names or events or transactions

{n: registered security} a security whose owner's name is recorded on the books of the issuer (or issuer's agent)

{n: register} a book in which names and transactions are listed

{n: rent-roll} a register of rents; includes the names of tenants and the amount of rent they pay

{n: reserpine, Raudixin, Rau-Sed, Sandril, Serpasil} antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)

{n: retrieval} the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory
"my retrieval of people's names is very poor"

{n: ribavirin, Virazole} an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections

{n: rifampin, Rifadin, Rimactane} an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis

{n: ritonavir, Norvir} a protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV

{n: rofecoxib, Vioxx} a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004

{n: roll call} calling out an official list of names

{n: roll, roster} a list of names
"his name was struck off the rolls"

{n: rota} a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties

{n: rubric} category name
"it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'"

{n: sahib} formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name

{n: sanitary napkin, Kotex} a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow

{n: saquinavir, Invirase} a weak protease inhibitor (trade name Invirase) used in treating HIV

{n: savings account trust, savings bank trust, trust account, trustee account, Totten trust} a savings account deposited by someone who makes themselves the trustee for a beneficiary and who controls it during their lifetime; afterward the balance is payable to the previously named beneficiary

{n: secobarbital sodium, secobarbital, Seconal, red devil} barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions

{n: security} the state of being free from danger or injury
"we support the armed services in the name of national security"
<-> insecurity

{n: sequence} serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
"the sequence of names was alphabetical"
"he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"

{n: sertraline, Zoloft} a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)

{n: sharp} a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

{n: shooting brake, estate car} another name for a station wagon

{n: signature} your name written in your own handwriting

{n: signor, signior} used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately

{n: signora} an Italian title of address equivalent to Mrs. when used before a name

{n: signore} an Italian title of respect for a man; equivalent to the English `sir'; used separately (not prefixed to his name)

{n: signorina} an Italian courtesy title for an unmarried woman; equivalent to `Miss', it is either used alone or before a name

{n: sildenafil, sildenafil citrate, Viagra} virility drug (trade name Viagra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men

{n: simvastatin, Zocor} an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks

{n: smokeless powder, Ballistite} an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant

{n: soap, scoop, max, liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, goop, Georgia home boy, easy lay} street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

{n: sol, soh, so} the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization

{n: solfa syllable} one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization

{n: solmization, solmisation} a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters

{n: sou} a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
"he hasn't a sou to his name"

{n: space, blank space, place} a blank area
"write your name in the space provided"

{n: specification} naming explicitly

{n: spin the plate, spin the platter} a game in which something round (as a plate) is spun on edge and the name of a player is called; the named player must catch the spinning object before it falls or pay a forfeit

{n: spironolactone, Aldactone} a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension

{n: stage name} the pseudonym of an actor

{n: stitchwort, greater stitchwort, starwort, Stellaria holostea} low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side

{n: stockholder of record} the stockholder whose name is registered on the books of the corporation as owning the shares at a particular time

{n: street name} an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
"her street name is Bonbon"

{n: street name} slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)
"`smack' is a street name for heroin"

{n: street name} the name of a brokerage firm in which stock is held on behalf of a customer
"all my stocks are held in street name"

{n: street name} the name of a street

{n: subscription} agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name

{n: subscription} the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document)
"the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"

{n: sucralfate, Carafate} medicine consisting of a tablet (trade name Carafate) used to treat peptic ulcers; said to bind to the ulcer site and coat it

{n: sulfacetamide, Sulamyd} a topical sulfonamide (trade name Sulamyd) used to treat eye infections

{n: sulfamethoxazole, Gantanol} a sulfonamide (trade name Gantanol) used to treat infections (especially infections of the urinary tract)

{n: sulfisoxazole, Gantrisin} a sulfonamide (trade name Gantrisin) used to treat infections of the urinary tract

{n: sulindac, Clinoril} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Clinoril)

{n: surname, family name, cognomen, last name} the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

{n: tadalafil, Cialis} virility drug (trade name Cialis) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men

{n: temazepam, Restoril} a frequently prescribed benzodiazepine (trade name Restoril); takes effect slowly and lasts long enough to help those people who wake up frequently during the night

{n: terazosin, Hytrin} antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure

{n: terbinafine, Lamisil} an oral antifungal drug (trade name Lamisil) used to treat cases of fungal nail disease

{n: terminology, nomenclature, language} a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
"legal terminology"
"biological nomenclature"
"the language of sociology"

{n: tetracycline, Achromycin} an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections

{n: thimerosal, sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, Merthiolate} a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic

{n: thing} an entity that is not named specifically
"I couldn't tell what the thing was"

{n: thiopental, thiopental sodium, thiopentobarbital sodium, Pentothal} barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic

{n: thioridazine, Mellaril} a tranquilizer (trade name Mellaril) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

{n: thiothixene, Navane} a tranquilizer (trade name Navane) used to treat schizophrenia

{n: ti, te, si} the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization

{n: timolol, Blocadren} a beta blocker (trade name Blocadren) administered after heart attacks

{n: tissue plasminogen activator, Activase} a thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction

{n: title role, name part} the role of the character after whom the play is named

{n: title, statute title, rubric} a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
"Title 8 provided federal help for schools"

{n: title} the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
"he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title"
"he refused to give titles to his paintings"
"I can never remember movie titles"

{n: toadstool} common name for an inedible or poisonous agaric (contrasting with the edible mushroom)
<-> mushroom

{n: tobramycin, Nebcin} an antibiotic (trade name Nebcin) that is especially effective against Gram-negative bacteria

{n: tocainide, Tonocard} antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Tonocard) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias when less dangerous drugs have failed

{n: tolazamide, Tolinase} a drug (trade name Tolinase) used in treating stable adult-onset diabetes mellitus

{n: tolbutamide, Orinase} sulfonylurea; an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Orinase) used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus

{n: tolmetin sodium, Tolectin} a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tolectin)

{n: top billing} the advertisement of a star's name at the top of a theatrical poster

{n: toponymy, toponomy} the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language

{n: torr, millimeter of mercury, mm Hg} a unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmosphere; named after Torricelli

{n: trade name, brand name, brand, marque} a name given to a product or service

{n: trazodone, trazodone hydrochloride, Desyrel} oral antidepressant (trade name Desyrel) that is a nontricyclic drug used as a sedative

{n: triamcinolone, Aristocort, Aristopak, Kenalog} a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti-inflammatory agent

{n: triazolam, Halcion} a form of benzodiazepine (trade name Halcion) frequently prescribed as a sleeping pill; usually given to people who have trouble falling asleep

{n: trichlormethiazide, Naqua} diuretic drug (trade name Naqua) used to treat hypertension

{n: trimipramine, Surmontil} tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Surmontil) used to treat depression and anxiety and (sometimes) insomnia


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