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TPAL.  

Cheryl Iverson

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/9780190246556.003.0014.022.0077
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The letters in this expression indicate obstetric history as follows: Often, 4 numbers separated by hyphens are recorded, as in the following: TPAL: 3-1-1-4 or 3-1-1-4 This expression indicates 3 term births, 1 premature birth, 1 abortion, and 4 living children. However, the text of a manuscript should define the numerical expressions and not give the numbers alone....

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