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Synonyms for side effect
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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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Derek Raghavan:

    If Drug B costs 70 percent of Drug A, but has a side effect profile that brings every second patient to the hospital for a four-day admission, then it does not have value.

  2. Michael Greicius:

    I think some patients and family members, even when presented with the lack of clinical efficacy, concerning side effect profile and out-of-pocket costs, will opt to roll the dice because they feel they have nothing to lose, there is no question that patients, family members and physicians are all desperate for a medication that helps. That's what makes the false hope of Aduhelm particularly cruel.

  3. Jesus San Miguel:

    Incidence of side effects is low, but could be due to limited exposure to the drug so far, the side effect profile is pretty good.

  4. Terrence Deyalsingh:

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

  5. Andre Hawit:

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

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