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Eponyms and Words Derived From Proper Nouns.  

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With eponyms, capitalize the proper name but not the common noun that follows it (see 15.0, Eponyms). Most words derived from proper nouns are not capitalized. In general, follow the current edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary or Dorland’s or Stedman’s medical dictionary. Previous | ...

Events, Awards, and Legislation.  

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Capitalize the names of historical and special events, historical periods, and awards (but not common nouns that may follow the names). Previous | Next

Official Names.  

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Capitalize the official titles of organizations, businesses, conferences, congresses, institutions, and government agencies. Do not capitalize the conjunctions, articles, or prepositions of 3 or fewer letters contained within these names. For names of institutions, do not capitalize the unless it is part of the official title....

Organisms.  

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Capitalize the formal name of a genus when used in the singular, with or without a species name. Capitalize formal genus names but not traditional generic designations (eg, streptococci) or derived adjectives (streptococcal) (see 14.14.1.11, Collective Genus Terms). Do not capitalize the name of a species, variety, or subspecies. Do capitalize phylum, class, order, and family (...

Proper Nouns.  

Brenda Gregoline

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Proper nouns are words used as names for unique individuals, events, objects, or places. Previous | Next Capitalize names of planets, cities, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, islands, airports, peninsulas, bodies of water, mountains and mountain ranges, streets, parks, forests, canyons, dams, and regions (current or historical)....

Proprietary Names.  

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Capitalize trademarks, proprietary names of drugs, and brand names of manufactured products and equipment. Do not capitalize generic names or descriptive terms. Do not include trademark and copyright symbols after proprietary and brand names (see 5.6.15.9, Use of Trademarked Names in Publication). Each study patient was given 200 mg of diphenhydramine (Benadryl; McNeil Consumer Healthcare) as a sleep aid....

Seasons, Deities, Holidays.  

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Do not capitalize the names of the seasons. Capitalize the names of specific deities and their manifestations. Capitalize holidays and calendar events. Previous | Next

Sociocultural Designations.  

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UPDATE: In chapter 10.3.2, Sociocultural Designations, the examples of capitalizing racial categories was updated to reflect the decision to capitalize Black and White and to use them as modifiers, not as nouns. This change was made August 27, 2020. Capitalize names of languages, nationalities, racial categories, ethnicities, political parties, religions, and religious denominations. Do not capitalize political doctrines (conservative, progressive) or general forms of government (democracy, monarchy). Capitalize ...

Tests.  

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The exact and complete titles of tests and subscales of tests should be capitalized. The word test is not usually capitalized except when it is part of the official name of the test. Always verify exact names of tests with the author or with reference sources....

Titles and Degrees of Persons.  

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Capitalize a person’s title when it precedes the person’s name but not when it follows the name. Program Chair Allison Hemmings is to be congratulated for our successful meeting. Allison Hemmings was named program chair at the 2015 annual meeting. Dr Colvin served as principal investigator....

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