side-effect


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side-effect

A language construct that modifies the state of the system. The most common side-effects are assignment, input and output. A language without side-effects is purely-functional - execution consists of the evaluation of an expression and all subexpressions are referentially transparent.
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Most side-effects disappear when you stop taking them.
Eighty-eight--almost half--of the 194 studied patients had at least one side-effect attributed to at least one MDT component.
In addition, the invesigators found that venlafaxine given in high doses (225-300 mg/day) had a slightly better side-effect profile than nortriptyline (25-50 mg/day).
Research by NOP shows that nearly two thirds of allergy sufferers are not warned about the potential side-effects of their treatment.
DOCTORS must improve their communication skills to prevent breast cancer patients from suffering in silence, watchdogs said today as a new report revealed that nine in 10 women suffered side-effects from hormone treatment.
The newer antipsychotics have a dramatically lower side-effect profile than the older ones.