Acronyms, however, are different from abbreviations
They probably expect us radiologists to know all their terminology, including their abbreviations
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.
1957) Shortened definition of Anthropometric (body) measured parameters parameters Abbreviation
Height of knee in (b [left and right arrow] ges) HKst sitting Max.
Patient safety is in jeopardy when abbreviations
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.
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
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