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side effect

[′sīd i‚fekt]
(computer science)
A consistent result of a procedure that is in addition to or peripheral to the basic result.
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If you haven't experienced a side effect but you are concerned about the potential side effects of a medicine, it is important that you do not stop taking your medicines but you discuss your concerns with your pharmacist or doctor.
At baseline the participants completed surveys about their expectations regarding the side effects, and they were randomized to receive one of the two formulations.
The medications used to treat the symptoms and the side effects of schizophrenia will then be discussed, followed by a comment on how each affects vocational outcomes.
Additional possible psychological side effects include extreme mood swings, sleeping disturbances, euphoria, paranoia, irritability, an increased or a decreased libido and anxiety.
Side effects may include loss of too much potassium, weakness, muscle cramps, joint pains, and impotence.
Postmarketing regulations require that companies collect, review; and forward to FDA all physicians' reports of possible drug side effects.
Surely, no one today is suggesting that we should withdraw approval of protease inhibitors because of side effects and toxicities.
Current treatments either are not very effective or carry risks of serious side effects or both.
99) notes tetrahydrocannabinol's (THC's) side effects of "sedation, giddiness, and paranoia" and then states that a new drug, AM1241, alleviates pain "without the side effects" of the marijuana ingredient.
The reason we don't use it all the time is because it has a lot of side effects.
The molecular structure and mechanism of action of PLATROL(R) is responsible for selective antiplatelet activity without the side effect, according to Mr.