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Vocabulary Control 

Chapter:
Medical Indexes
Author(s):

Bruce McGregor

and Harriet S. Meyer

An entity may be referred to by different names throughout a text. Such variation is common in multiauthor works. Cross-references, double-postings, and parenthetical synonyms help the reader know that the entity sought in the index is the same entity discussed under various names. Authors and editors should use vocabulary consistently and note synonyms in the text. The indexer should consult the book author or editor and the publisher’s book editor for clarification. The following example is adapted from Thomas: auditory nerve. See cranial nerve VIIIcranial nerves, VIII (auditory, vestibulocochlear), 781t, 782, 782t, 783t, 1870teighth nerve. See cranial nerves, VIII (auditory,

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