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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
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Cardiology  

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/9780195176339.021.225
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Several areas of cardiology use simple letter terms and alphanumeric terms that need not be expanded at first mention.International standardization of electrocardiographic nomenclature dates back to the ... More
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Blood Groups, Platelet Antigens, and Granulocyte Antigens  

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/9780195176339.021.223
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[A]lthough erythrocytes have traditionally beenconsidered relatively inert cellular containers ofhemoglobin, they are in fact active in a varietyof physiologic processes.  L. Calhoun and L. D. Petz(p1843)Blood ... More
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Drugs  

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/9780195176339.021.226
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Physicians and other health care professionals, patients, researchers, manufacturers, and the public may refer to drugs by several names, including the nonproprietary name (often referred to as the generic ... More
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Equipment, Devices, and Reagents  

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/9780195176339.021.227
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UPDATE: Equipment, Devices, and Reagents, we will no longer require the inclusion of the location of the manufacturer. This is so easy to look up online, should anyone desire more specific details, that ... More

Genetics  

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/9780195176339.021.228
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When new nomenclature is presented, it often looksodd to practising biochemists and is not always ap-preciated. Even systems such as the one-letter codesfor amino acids, which have been universallyadopted, ... More

Isotopes  

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/9780195176339.021.231
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Isotopes may be referred to in the medical literature alone or as a component of a radiopharmaceutical administered for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. The nomenclature for the isotopes incorporated ... More
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Molecular Medicine  

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/9780195176339.021.232
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Naming things is essential for people to understandone another, no matter what language or field ofinterest is involved. This is as true for enzymes, genesand chemicals as it is for birds, food, flowers, ... 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
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Pulmonary, Respiratory, and Blood Gas Terminology  

AMA Manual of Style Committee

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/9780195176339.021.238
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Standardization of symbols in respiratory physiology dates from at least 1950.Despite the familiarity of abbreviations in pulmonary and respiratory medicine, authors and editors are encouraged to expand ... More

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