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Glossary MMList.glo by Mary Morken

This glossary contains a list of 13,000 abbreviations developed by Mary Morken and released to the public domain by Narratek. A summary of the rules is given below.

For long words, the rule is to use the first two letters of the first part and the first two letters of the second main part (accented syllables):
adcaadenocarcinoma
chcycholecystitis
hycohypercholesterolemia

Additional letters are used for duplicates:
hothhypothyroid
hothehypothermia
 
inlainferolateral
inlaminterlaminar

Endings are used for words. For example, d for ed, g for ing, and j for tion:
intudintubated
intugintubating
intujintubation

For a phrase with two words, the first two letters of the first word and the first two letters of the second word are used:
abpaabdominal pain
brarbrachial artery
deredetached retina

Phrases with three or more words use initial letters as in glossaries compiled by Instant Text:
tpwpthe patient was placed
tyvmthank you very much
iotin order to
pdnhplease do not hesitate

For questions and suggestions, contact Mary Morken, mmorken@ix.netcom.com.


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