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date: 07 July 2022

The Abbreviations chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style begins by distinguishing between abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms and cautions against overuse of abbreviations. Lists of abbreviations and their expansions are provided for academic degrees and honors; US military services and titles; days of the week, months, eras; local addresses; cities, states, counties, territories, possessions, provinces, countries; names and titles of persons; commercial firms; agencies, organizations, foundations, funding bodies; collaborative groups; names of journals; clinical, technical, and other common terms; units of measure; elements and chemicals; and radioactive isotopes. Several new policies: CI no longer requires expansion.In bylines, academic degrees should be reported; fellowship designations (eg, FRCP, FRCPC) and honorary degrees will no longer be included.

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