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Nerves

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.511
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Most nerves have names (eg, ulnar nerve or nervus ulnaris). English names are preferred to Latin. For terminology, consult a medical dictionary, anatomy text, or Terminologia Anatomica.The cranial nerves ... More

Nomenclature

Margaret A. Winker, Richard M. Glass, and Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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9780195382846
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0015
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This chapter is devoted to nomenclature: systematically formulated names for specific entities. Biological nomenclature dates back at least to the 18th century. Since the mid-20th century, many ... More

Nomenclature for Biological Products

Margaret A. Winker

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.471
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Several categories of drugs are identical to or derived from biological products. Some hormones given as drugs, for example, require special mention because the drug name differs from the name used for ... More

Nonhuman Genetic Terms

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.481
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[T]he word mouse … comes originally from theSanskrit mush derived from a verb meaning tosteal. … Mice and rats, through their voraciousactivities in grain larders and as carriers of disease,inflicted ... More

Nonproprietary Names

Margaret A. Winker

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.460
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The INN identifies a specific pharmaceutical substance or active pharmaceutical ingredient. The INN is in the public domain and can be used without restriction. It is sometimes referred to colloquially ... More

Nucleic Acids and Amino Acids

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.477
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Standards for molecular nomenclature are set jointly by the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The recommendations ... More
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Obstetric Terms

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.234
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Two colloquial shorthand expressions quantify an individual’s obstetric history: GPA and TPAL. The GPA and TPAL expressions are familiar and widely used clinically. However, they are also recognized as ... More

Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.479
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Cancer is caused by an accumulation of geneticalterations that confer a survival advantageto the neoplastic cell.   J. L. Jameson(p73)Oncogenes are “[g]enes that normally play a role in growth but, when ... More

Ophthalmology Terms

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.235
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Some of the terms described in this section are specific to ophthalmology, and others have special usage requirements in ophthalmology. See also , Correct and Preferred Usage of Common Words and Phrases.adnexa ... More
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Organisms and Pathogens

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.236
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Intemperate language should not be used in anydiscussion or writing which involves zoologicalnomenclature, and all debates should be conductedin a courteous and friendly manner. Code of Ethics, International ... More

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