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Abbreviations.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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Most units of measure are abbreviated when used with numerals or in a virgule construction. Certain units of measure should be spelled out at first mention, with the abbreviated form in parentheses. Thereafter, the abbreviated form should be used in text (see 14.12, Units of Measure)....

Exponents.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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The SI reporting style uses exponents rather than certain abbreviations, such as cu and sq. Previous | Next The same symbol is used for single and multiple quantities. Unit symbols are not expressed in the plural form....

Format, Style, and Punctuation.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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The format, style, and punctuation guidelines generally apply for SI reporting but also are used for reporting most values in conventional units. Previous | Next The SI reporting style uses exponents rather than certain abbreviations, such as cu and sq. Previous | Next

Hyphens.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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A hyphen is used to join 2 spelled-out units of measure. pascal-second person-years pack-years Note: Capitalization for the above examples follows the style for temporary hyphenated compounds (see 10.2.2, Hyphenated Compounds) and appears as “Person-Years” in a title. A hyphen is used to join a unit of measure and the number associated with it when the combination is used as an adjective (...

Plurals.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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The same symbol is used for single and multiple quantities. Unit symbols are not expressed in the plural form. Previous | Next Units of measure are treated as collective singular (not plural) nouns and require a singular verb....

Punctuation.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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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%. Previous | Next A hyphen is used to join 2 spelled-out units of measure....

Spacing.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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With the exception of the percent sign, the degree sign (for angles not temperatures), and normal and molar solutions (see 17.5.7, Solutions and Concentration), a full space should appear between the arabic numeral that indicates the quantity and the unit of measure. 140 nmol/L (not 140nmol/L)...

Spelling Out Units of Measure.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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A unit of measure that follows a number at the beginning of a sentence, title, or subtitle should not be abbreviated, even though the same unit of measure is abbreviated if it appears elsewhere in the same sentence (see 18.2.1, Beginning a Sentence, Title, Subtitle, or Heading, and ...

Subject-Verb Agreement.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

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Units of measure are treated as collective singular (not plural) nouns and require a singular verb. To control the patient’s fever, 500 mg of the medication was [not were] administered at the time of admission and 1000 mg was required 4 hours later. Previous ...

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