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ABBREVIATION, practice. The omission of some words or letters in writing; as when fieri facias is written fi. fa.
     2. In writing contracts it is the better practice to make no abbreviations; but in recognizances, and many other contracts, they are used; as John Doe tent to prosecute, &c. Richard Roe tent to appear, &c. when the recognizances are used, they are drawn out in extenso. See 4 Ca. & P. 61; S.C.19E.C.L.R.268; 9 Co.48.

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Acronyms, however, are different from abbreviations.
They probably expect us radiologists to know all their terminology, including their abbreviations and acronyms.
Symbols and abbreviations used in mathematics are varied and increasingly more use is made of symbolic language in higher levels of schooling.
And so, for works not on their very short list, MLA says that "you may use the abbreviations you find in your sources, or you may devise simple, unambiguous abbreviations of your own:' You see the problem here.
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Patient safety is in jeopardy when abbreviations are used.
Researchers collected and analyzed data through a retrospective review of errors resulting from abbreviations as reported to the United States Pharmacopeia's MEDMARX[R], a national database for medication errors, from 2004 through 2006.
Abbreviations can be time savers when they are clear and their meanings are universally understood; but they can also cause errors that are sometimes fatal.
This anecdote dramatically illustrates one form of the misuse of abbreviation in the healthcare community.
Another key abbreviation these days is LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation).
Toronto : Carswell, 2006) This standard work, also called the "McGill Guide" or, in my library, the "red book", contains the rules for citation as well as Appendices A through H, which have lists for abbreviation decoding.
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices have launched a national education campaign aimed at health care professionals and pharmaceutical companies with the goal of reducing the number of medical mistakes caused by confusing medical abbreviations.

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