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Zare F, Ayati M H, Shams-Ardekani M R, Baghbani M. Pathology of Nomenclature of Compounded Drugs in Persian Medicine Based on Gharabadin- e- Salehi, Gharabadin-e- Kabeer, and Gharabadin-e-Azam. IJMEHM 2023; 16 : 2
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1- MA, Department of History of Medicine, Faculty of Traditional Medicine & Researcher, Persian Medicine and Pharmacy Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor of Traditional Medicine, Department of Persian Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- PhD of Persian literature, School of Persian literature, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies & Researcher, Persian Medicine and Pharmacy Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Drug title is one of the important tools for recognizing and evaluating a combination drug and also analyzing its content. However, sometimes due to the existence of problems that is considered a kind of pathology in this field, is tarnished. The present study tries to identify the problems of nomenclature of compounded drugs. The names of combination drugs available in this research have been collected from three books in traditional pharmacy, namely Gharabadin-e-Salehi, Gharabadin-e- Kabeer, and Gharabadin-e- Azam, related to 18th and 19th centuries. The results showed that there are 5 major problems in nomenclature of compounded drugs: (1) several names for one drug with various formulations, (2) one name for drugs with various formulations, (3) a great deal of variation in unnamed drugs, (4) some unknown pharmaceutical dosage forms, and (5) being dosage forms at one with route of administration and mechanism of action. The study exposes combination drugs in Persian medicine have named concerning various patterns. For this reason, there is non-cooperation that feels a need to special investigation
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: History of Medicine
Received: 2022/10/28 | Accepted: 2023/05/8 | Published: 2023/03/30

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