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NEC Not elsewhere classified NOS Not otherwise specified or unspecified Brackets [ ] enloses synonyms, alternative wording, or explanatory phrases Parenthesis ( ) Encloses supplementary words also known as nonessential modifiers Colons : Used after a incomplete term Shaded arrow pointed to the left Code is new Shaded stop sign Use additional digits Black dot Unacceptable principal diagnosis Shaded half moon Manifestation code Shaded x sign Valid OR procedure Includes A note that further defines or gives example of Excludes Is to be coded elsewhere, do not code here Symbols

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