Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Drug Names That Sound Like Vocabulary Words

It must be tough for Big Pharma companies to come up with a name for a new drug. Most of the time they can't use the actual scientific name because it's too long and hard to pronounce, as well as meaningless. They need a catchier name, one that vaguely suggests its effects but doesn't mean anything embarrassing in a foreign language. They spend millions coming up with such names. In some cases, they needed to spend a million more. 

Here are more Drug Names That Sound Like Vocabulary Words (note: these are all honest-to-god actual names of real drugs).


Desonate
verb.
To render an area uninhabitable forever.
"The Johnson boys threw a wild kegger that completely desonated their parents' showplace home."

Intuniv
adjective.
Someone who easily grasps situations.
"Joan was very intuniv and immediately sensed that her blind date was a repellant troll.

Lysodren
noun.
The Bizarro world form of Nerdosyl.

Metrogel
noun.
A product that a young man preoccupied with fashion and grooming puts in his hair.

Nebcin
noun.
A German term of endearment.
"Come here, my little nebcin,' said the Burgermeister."

Pataday
noun.
Something your dog demands from you.

Penicillamine
noun.
Penicillin that belongs to the subject.
"Get your stinking paws off that Penicllamine, you damn dirty ape!"

Rescula
pronoun.
A vampire prince who works as a paramedic.
"At one time he was a heinous and repulsive monster, but Rescula turned over a new leaf and now works hard saving people's lives."

Theolair
noun.
A secret place in the Huxtable home in which their son Theo resides.
"Son, get your behind out of that Theolair now, with th' pudding and th' sneakers and th' britches hangin' down around your knees."

Vaniqa
pronoun.
A popular female African American name.

Voltaren
pronoun.
A giant robot formed when a series of smaller individual robots combine.
"Zaxathon is too strong for us to fight individually! If we're to defeat him we need to form Voltaren!"

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