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Double-postings

Chapter:
Medical Indexes
Author(s):

Bruce McGregor

and Harriet S. Meyer

Double-postings

Listing the same citation under 2 or more entries, known as double-posting, is helpful when readers might be expected to look equally frequently in more than one place.

benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

(BPH) BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)

prostatic hyperplasia, benign (BPH)

cTnC, 246

cTnC, 246

TnC, 345

[cTnC is listed in both the c’s and in the t's.]

However, for entries that will also appear in a series of related subentries under a main heading, cross-references to the principal form of entry are preferred to double-posting.

Acceptable:

E-selectin, 550

P-selectin, 551

Selectins

 E-selectin, 550

 P-selectin, 551

Preferred:

E-selectin. See under selectins

P-selectin. See under selectins Selectins

Selectins

 E-selectin, 550

 P-selectin, 551

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