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Greek Letter vs Word.  

Brenda Gregoline

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

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0016.021.0002
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Use of Greek letters rather than spelled-out words is preferred, unless common usage dictates otherwise (eg, tau protein). Consult Dorland’s and Stedman’s medical dictionaries for general terms. However, these sources may differ in the representation of terms (eg, α-fetoprotein in Stedman’s and alpha fetoprotein...

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