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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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Furthermore, with two exceptions, there was no difference in the expectation or experience of side effects between the participants' first and second injections, no matter in which order they received them.
There were mixed results from some early, methodologically unsophisticated studies addressing the worry that the side effects of medications - especially sedation - would negatively impact work capacity.
The smaller group includes people for whom other pain relievers are either ineffective or cause side effects that outweigh Vioxx's risks.
She said the side effects, which this time were explained to her, are minor.
The network diagram of the known relationships between drugs and side effects alone had more predictive power and fewer false positives than methods that added the additional information, the team reports.
The highest number of side effects was in survivors with hematologic, head and neck, lung, alimentary, gynecologic, and breast cancers.
But severe side effects and the cumbersome number of different pills that patients must take every day have hampered the drugs' overall performance.
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It is not surprising, then, that strategies to mitigate the harmful side effects of personal transportation are a major topic of study.
This treatment is not only very expensive, it is also of questionable value and carries with it the risk of serious side effects.
A Cambodian organization of sex workers had protested the trial, which was to recruit HIV-negative sex workers at high risk of infection, primarily because it did not include at least 30 years of insurance in case of side effects from the drug.