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Appendix 2. Sample Style Sheet

Behnke #E1953 Style Sheet
Karen Bojda, copyeditor
In progress, 5/26/2000

General
CMS style, HK scientific treatment
"Figure" always spelled out, lc in text.
Init cap for complete sentence after colon: This is complete.
Series comma: a, b, and c
En dash for coequal compounds (e.g., pronator-flexor group) and for number ranges where appropriate
No quotes with so-called (e.g., the so-called sweet spot, not the so-called "sweet spot")
Avoid "apologetic quotes" for terms that are used in a well-known, if metaphoric, sense (e.g., ligaments form a bridge [not a "bridge"] between bones). OK for slang or common terms, particularly when contrasted with technical term (e.g., an impinged nerve is a "pinched" nerve).
Do not inflect Latin names when used as adj. (e.g., one pectoralis, two pectorales, two pectoralis muscles).

Combined Forms
In general, separate words for positions (e.g., anterior inferior). Exceptions are in summary tables, where au. presumably used combined forms to save space, and where au. gives "a.k.a" [e.g., "sagittal plane (also known as the anteroposterior plane)"], since these alternative names are presumably the forms readers should become familiar with.
In general, for anatomical names, prefer combined forms (e.g., ulnohumeral rather than ulnar humeral), but stick to one form (e.g., ulnohumeral rather than humeroulnar).
In general, do not hyphenate combined forms (e.g., musculocutaneous, not musculo-cutaneous).

Measurements and Numbers
Abbreviate units in text, % for percent, ° for degrees
Commas for 4-digit nos. (e.g., 1,200)
Spell out 1 to 9, except with units, as pure values, or as identifiers after noun (e.g., sprint 1, bout 3, subject 7)
No hyphen for spelled-out fractions as noun (e.g., one half is . . . )
En dash for number ranges in parens, in ref. list.

Abbreviations and Symbols
in. = inches

A
A-band
--- abdominis (not abdominus)
Adam's apple
anatomical

B
backhand stroke (tennis)
backstroke (swimming)
bursas (pl.)
by-product (n)

C
conjoin
cross-bridge (n)

D
disk

E
end brush
end point

F
frontal horizontal axis

G


H
hands-on (adj)
hands on (adv)
H-zone

I
I-band
interosseous (adj) (e.g., interosseous membrane)
interosseus (n sing), interossei (n pl) (e.g., a dorsal interosseus but a dorsal interosseous muscle)

J


L
levator costarum (sing), levatores costarum (pl)
levator scapulae (not scapula)
^like (e.g., saclike)
ligamentum flavum (sing), ligamenta flava (pl)
long-head (a/n)
lumbricalis (n sing), lumbricales (n pl), lumbrical muscle (adj + n)

M
median cubital vein
mid^ (e.g., midline)
motor end plate
movable

N
node of Ranvier
non^ (e.g., nonaxial)

O
off center (adv)
orthopedic

P
phalanx (sing), phalanges (pl)
preventive
pubic bone (not pubis)
pubic symphysis (not symphysis pubis)

Q


R
racket
radiohumeral (adj)
radioulnar (adj)
range of motion (n)
re^ (e.g., reinforce)

S
sagittal horizontal axis
scalenus (n sing), scaleni (n pl), scalene (adj)
scapulas (pl.)
short-head (a/n)
sports medicine

T
tensor fascia lata
topspin (n)
toward

U
ulnohumeral (adj)

V
vertebra (n sing), vertebrae (n pl)

W
warm-up (n, adj)
warm up (v)
windup (n, adj)
wind up (v)

X


Y


Z
Z-line


Character Codes for Behnke #E1953
In progress, 5/26/2000

Character Definition Chapter(s) where appears
\x\ mult sign 4
V\od\O2max overdot 5, 6, 11
\gA\ Greek capital Alpha 3

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