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side effect

1. An unpleasant symptom experienced while taking a particular medication. Often plural. Unfortunately, nausea is a common side effect with this drug. Ugh, I had so many side effects that I had to stop taking that medication.
2. By extension, an unexpected result or consequence of something. Having to drive my little sister all over the place is an annoying side effect of living at home again.
See also: effect, side
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Results One hundred ninety four patients' records were analysed looking for side-effects attributable to MDT.
Conclusion Side-effects attributed to MDT is more frequent than previously described, resulting in interruption of treatment in many patients.
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