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Capitalization After a Greek Letter.  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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In titles, subtitles (except in references), headings, and at the beginning of sentences, the first non-Greek letter after a lowercase Greek letter should be capitalized. β-Blockers help control heart rate and are also used in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Do not capitalize the Greek letter, unless the word normally includes a Greek capital letter. In that case, the first non-Greek letter after the capital Greek letter should be lowercase....

Greek Alphabet.  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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Capital and lowercase Greek letters are listed in Table 16.3-1. Previous | Next

Greek Letter vs Word.  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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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...

Greek Letters  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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The Greek Letters chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style not only includes a table of capital and lowercase Greek letters, but addresses when to use the Greek letter rather ... More

Greek Letters.  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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Greek letters are frequently used in statistical formulas and notations, mathematical composition, certain chemical names for drugs, and clinical and technical terms (see 13.12, Units of Measure; 14.0, Nomenclature; 19.0, Study Design and Statistics; and 20.0, Mathematical Composition). β-adrenergic κ light chain κ...

Page Composition and Electronic Formats.  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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If Greek letters need to be marked or modified on page proofs, this can be done by indicating the letters “Gk” in the margin, followed by a description of the character (eg, “Gk lowercase sigma”). Greek letters can pose problems for some web browsers. The best solution for publishers is to make sure they output Greek letters in a universal, platform-independent, nonproprietary standard for character encoding, such as Unicode. Most word processing and typesetting programs can generate Greek letters that are already Unicode encoded. Greek letters in running text should not be saved as graphics; these files are much larger than text and take longer to download....

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