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side effect

n.
A peripheral or secondary effect, especially an undesirable secondary effect of a drug or therapy.

side effect

n
1. (Medicine) any unwanted nontherapeutic effect caused by a drug. Compare aftereffect2
2. any secondary effect, esp an undesirable one

side′ effect`


n.
an often adverse effect, as of a drug, that is secondary to the primary effect.
Also called side′ reac`tion.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.side effect - a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy; "severe headaches are one of the side effects of the drug"
effect - a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
black tongue, furry tongue, hairy tongue - a benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue
2.side effect - any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
Translations
vedlejší účinekvedlejší účinnek
bivirkning
sivuvaikutus
nuspojava
mellékhatás
auka-/hliîarverkun
副作用
부작용
vedľajší účinok
biverkning
ผลข้างเคียง
tác dụng phụ

side effect

neffetto collaterale

side

(said) noun
1. (the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line. He walked round the side of the field; He lives on the same side of the street as me.
2. a surface of something. A cube has six sides.
3. one of the two of such surfaces which are not the top, bottom, front, or back. There is a label on the side of the box.
4. either surface of a piece of paper, cloth etc. Don't waste paper – write on both sides!
5. the right or left part of the body. I've got a pain in my side.
6. a part or division of a town etc. He lives on the north side of the town.
7. a slope (of a hill). a mountain-side.
8. a point of view; an aspect. We must look at all sides of the problem.
9. a party, team etc which is opposing another. Whose side are you on?; Which side is winning?
adjective
additional, but less important. a side issue.
-side
(the ground etc beside) the edge of something. He walked along the dockside/quayside; a roadside café.
-sided
having (a certain number or type of) sides. a four-sided figure.
ˈsidelong adjective, adverb
from or to the side; not directly. a sidelong glance; He glanced sidelong.
ˈsideways adjective, adverb
to or towards one side. He moved sideways; a sideways movement.
ˈsideburns noun plural
the usually short hair grown on the side of a man's face in front of the ears.
side effect
an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc. These pills have unpleasant side effects.
ˈsidelight noun
a light fixed to the side, or at the side of the front or back, of a car, boat etc. He switched his sidelights on when it began to get dark.
ˈsideline noun
1. a business etc carried on outside one's regular job or activity. He runs a mail-order business as a sideline.
2. the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.
ˈsidelines noun plural
the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc. He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines.
side road
a small, minor road.
ˈsidesteppast tense, past participle ˈsidestepped verb
1. to step to one side. He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him.
2. to avoid. to sidestep a problem.
ˈside-street noun
a small, minor street. The man ran down a side-street and disappeared.
ˈsidetrack verb
to turn (a person) aside from what he was about to do. I intended to write letters this evening, but was sidetracked into going to the pictures instead.
ˈsidewalk noun
(American) a pavement or footpath.
from all sides
from every direction. People were running towards him from all sides.
on all sides
all around. With enemies on all sides, we were trapped.
side by side
beside one another; close together. They walked along the street side by side.
side with
to give support to in an argument etc. Don't side with him against us!
take sides
to choose to support a particular opinion, group etc against another. Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.

side effect

آثَارٌ جَانِبِيَّة vedlejší účinek bivirkning Nebenwirkung παρενέργεια efecto secundario sivuvaikutus effet secondaire nuspojava effetto collaterale 副作用 부작용 neveneffect bivirkning skutek uboczny efeito colateral, efeito secundário побочный эффект biverkning ผลข้างเคียง yan etki tác dụng phụ 副作用
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