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  1. side effectnoun

    unintentional, untoward, by-product

  2. side effectnoun

    An unintended consequence of any action in addition to the intended consequence of that action.

    untoward, by-product, unintentional

  3. side effectnoun

    An adverse effect, an unintended consequence of a drug or therapy; usually not a beneficial effect.

    unintentional, by-product, untoward

  4. side effectnoun

    A change in state caused by a function call (typically side-effect).

    Eiffel is somewhat purist about insisting that functions have no side effects.

    unintentional, untoward, by-product

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  1. side effectnoun

    a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy

    "severe headaches are one of the side effects of the drug"


  2. side effect, falloutnoun

    any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

    "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"

    radioactive dust, fallout

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  1. Terrence Deyalsingh:

    There is absolutely no reported such side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad.

  2. Scott Snyder:

    The main side effect that I see is that it raises questions about the credibility of the United States as a protector, as an alliance partner, and that's not good for the relationship.

  3. Kara Richardson Whitely:

    Maybe they'll buy my book, but also leave with a little something to get them on their way to their own adventure, maybe it's a water bottle, which is where I started my first journey, with a Naglene, or a trail book. The side effect will be that more people are actually get out and feeling comfortable being part of this club, this group.

  4. Dileep Yavagal:

    The effort in my laboratory for the last six years has been exactly to see how one can avoid these cells clogging the blood vessels, and what we’ve proven now and published is that the dose of the cells is what matters, the side effects are dose dependent, when you lower the dose from what was used in the past, the side effect goes away.

  5. Andre Hawit:

    Success is a side effect of doing the right things in the right time

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