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Style guide

Style guide
Diseases Drugs Vaccines Signs and symptoms Tests Procedure
Classification:May also be placed as a subheading of Diagnosis. Medical uses Definition/protection against Definition Types Uses
Signs and symptoms or Characteristics or Presentation (subsection Complications) Contraindications Recommendation/administration Differential diagnoses Medical uses Contra-indications
Causes: +/- factors, triggers, genetics, virology (e.g., structure/morphology and replication), spread. Side effects +/- "addiction", "dependence", or "withdrawal" Effectiveness Interpretation Risks/Complications
Mechanism: Pathogenesis and pathophysiology. Overdose (inc, toxicity) Side effects/contraindications Evaluation Adverse effects Technique
Diagnosis: Inc. characteristic biopsy findings and differential diagnosis. Drug interactions Availability and where used Treatment Procedure (Mechanism) Recovery or Rehabilitation
Prevention or Screening (If the section only discusses secondary prevention, it should follow the treatment section.) Pharmacology(Mechanism of action or Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics (cover absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion), Pharmacomicrobiomics x Epidemiology (incidence, prevalence, risk factors) Preparation History (when invented/first discovered)
Treatment (Management, eg. chronic conditions): currently used treatment, such as diet, exercise, medication, palliative care, physical therapy, psychotherapy, self care, surgery, watchful waiting, and many other possibilities. Consider discussing treatments in a plausible order in which they might be tried, or discussing the most common treatments first. Chemistry (for drugs): Synthesis: Content should be encyclopedic, not instructional or pedagogical, and should include content and a source explaining the relevance of the synthesis information provided (the first, the one used to manufacture the drug, etc.). Detection in body fluids x History Legal issues Society and culture (includes legal issues, if any)
Outcomes or Prognosis. "Possible outcomes" or "Outlook" Manufacturing x Society and culture History of the test Special populations
Epidemiology: incidence, prevalence, age distribution, and sex ratio cell x Society and culture
History Legal status, Recreational use x Research
Society and culture: +/- social perceptions, cultural history, stigma, economics, religious aspects, awareness, legal issues, and notable cases. Economics x cell
Research directions: Include only if addressed by significant sources. Brand names x Research
Special populations, eg. Geriatrics or Pregnancy or Children x Research Veterinary use
Other animals Veterinary use or other animals Other animals x Other animals