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Typography and Capitalization.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
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In general, variables, unknown quantities, and constants (eg, x, y, z, A, B, C ) are set in italics, whereas units of measure (eg, kg, mL, s, m), symbols (including Greek characters [see 16.0, Greek Letters]), and numbers are set roman. In addition, subscripts or superscripts used as modifiers are set roman:...