What nomenclature is used in naming the biologics

What nomenclature is used in naming the biologics?

  • • cept: receptor drug which prevents a ligand from binding to its receptor (e.g., ETN, abatacept, rilonacept).
  • • ximab: chimeric monoclonal antibody (e.g., INF, RTX).
  • • zumab: humanized monoclonal antibody (e.g., certolizumab, tocilizumab, ixekizumab, eculizumab).
  • • umab: fully human monoclonal antibody (e.g., ADA, golimumab, belimumab, ustekinumab).
  • • ra: receptor antagonist (e.g., anakinra).
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