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Medical Term:

United States Adopted Names

Pronunciation: yu-ni'ted stats a-dopt'ed namz


Designation for nonproprietary names (for drugs) adopted by the USAN Council in cooperation with the manufacturers concerned; the designation USAN is applicable only to nonproprietary names coined since June 1961.

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