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Units of Measure

Phil B. Fontanarosa

and Stacy Christiansen

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Symbols or abbreviations of units of measure are not followed by a period, unless the symbol occurs at the end of a sentence.

The patient’s weight was 80 kg [not 80 kg.] and had increased by 10%.

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