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Tracy Frey and Roxanne K. Young

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

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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Many words have found their way into medical vocabularies with unusual meanings that are not recognized even by medical dictionaries. Such writings may be characterized as medical jargon or medical slang. When these words appear in medical manuscripts or in medical conversation, they are unintelligible to other scientists, particularly those of foreign countries; they are not translatable and are the mark of the careless and uncultured person....