Generic name
Generic name may be:
  • Generic name, name of a biological genus
    In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...

  • Generic name, International Nonproprietary Name
    International Nonproprietary Name
    An International Nonproprietary Name is the official nonproprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as designated by the World Health Organization...

     for a drug
  • A placeholder name
    Placeholder name
    Placeholder names are words that can refer to objects or people whose names are either temporarily forgotten, irrelevant, or unknown in the context in which they are being discussed...

    , referring to nobody in particular, such as Joe Bloggs or John Q. Public
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