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Abbreviations

Roxanne K. Young.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 15175 words.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines an abbreviation as “a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole”3 (eg, Dr for doctor, US for United...

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AMA Manual of Style

AMA Manual of Style Committee.

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 1024 pages.

The world of medical publishing has rapidly modernized and the intersection of research and publishing has become ever more complex. The 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style brings this...

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Capitalization

Brenda Gregoline.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 2818 words.

The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized...

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Correct and Preferred Usage

Roxanne K. Young.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 14141 words.

The second quote, from a 1904 editorial in JAMA, certainly holds true today, but of course, editors do consider manuscripts that are poorly written but are of good science, although they...

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Editorial Assessment and Processing

Richard M. Glass.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 4923 words.

The principal goals of editing biomedical publications are to select, improve, and disseminate information that will advance the art and science of the discipline covered by the...

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Eponyms

Richard M. Glass.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 1488 words.

Eponyms are names or phrases derived from or including the name of a person or place. These terms are used in a descriptive or adjectival sense1 in medical and scientific writing to...

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Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 86964 words.

This chapter is intended to provide guidance to authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers in the fields of biomedicine, health, and the life sciences. The discussion focuses on ethical...

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Glossary of Publishing Terms

Jennifer Reiling.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 12408 words.

This glossary is intended to define terms commonly encountered during editing and publishing as well as those editing and publishing as well as those industry terms that also have a more...

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Grammar

Stacy Christiansen.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 6551 words.

A clear understanding of grammar is basic to good writing. Many excellent grammar books provide a detailed discussion of specific principles (see 25.3, Resources, General Style and Usage)....

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Greek Letters

Brenda Gregoline.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 623 words.

Greek letters are frequently used in statistical formulas and notations, in mathematical composition, in certain chemical names for drugs, and in clinical and technical terms (see 14.11,...

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