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In titles, subtitles, table headings, and text headings, do not capitalize the second part of a hyphenated compound in the following instances: ▪ If either part is a hyphenated prefix or suffix (see Temporary Compounds in , Punctuation, Hyphens and Dashes, Hyphen)Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Self-referral to Psychiatrists [compound words with the prefix self- are considered one word] Intra-abdominal Surgery ▪ If both parts together constitute a single word (consult the current edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary or Stedman's or Dorland's medical dictionary)Long-term Treatment of Diabetes Follow-up Studies of Patients With Leukemia Part-time Nursing Staff How to Interpret X-ray Films However,

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