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    Chemical words

    Could anyone kindly tell me the meaning of 'aminomethylbenzoic', 'dihydroergotamine mesylate' and 'metronidazole'?

    If you know them in Chinese, please tell me, that will be very nice of you!

    Thanks!


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    Re: Chemical words

    definitely not in chinese! Most of these terms are assembled from greek words. A greek dictionary may help you. There may also be a chinese high school or intro-university textbook that will cover the roots in a chemical context. Here are the ones that I know offhand and with some quick wikipedia.org searching:

    aminomethylbenzoic

    amino:
    Image:Amine-2D-general.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    functional group with nitrogen as a key, surrounded by up to 3 groups of any kind except carbonate. Amino acids in polymers make up protein and the information held in DNA is encoded on Amino acids.

    Methyl
    a bonded group (R1 of an amine?) made from Methane. Methylamine would be 3(CH3)N

    Benzoic
    (from benzoic acid) more accurately called Benzoate in this chemical. Maybe another R group of your Amine, but this is now fairly high level organic chemistry:
    Methyl benzoate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No time left for this, so I will break up the roots for you so you can wikipedia it yourself. Try bigger parts if you cant find any info in the small pieces I have cut them into.

    di
    ::2, two times.

    hydro

    ergot

    amine

    mesyl

    -ate

    metro

    nidaz

    -ole

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    Re: Chemical words

    Quote Originally Posted by TSUYO View Post
    Could anyone kindly tell me the meaning of 'aminomethylbenzoic', 'dihydroergotamine mesylate' and 'metronidazole'?

    If you know them in Chinese, please tell me, that will be very nice of you!

    Thanks!
    Metronidazole is a drug that is used primarily in the treatment of protozoal infections and infections caused by anaerobic bacteria.

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