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Surgery Any unavoidable co-morbidity associated with surgery, in particular of the brain—e.g., cognitive impairment as collateral damage after regional surgery to control temporal lobe epilepsy
Vox populi A popular term for any co-morbidity associated with a therapy—e.g., chemotherapy-induced collateral damage to the bone marrow and gastrointestinal tract as a side effect of destroying tumour cells. The term was borrowed from the military and popularised during the Gulf War in reference to unintentional, but inevitable loss of life and destruction of civilian property and non-military facilities, when these are adjacent to military targets

collateral damage

Surgery A popular term for any undesired but unavoidable co-morbidity associated with a therapy–eg, chemotherapy-induced CD to the BM and GI tract as a side effect of destroying tumor cells
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Knowing our intent is to minimize civilian casualties and collateral damage, insurgents try to blend in with the local populace and use innocent civilians to mask their attacks on U.
For large losses, a significant amount of collateral damage might manifest itself in the form of lost revenues, unidentified expenses or opportunity costs.
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The key capability delivered to warfighters is the GBU-39 250-pound small-diameter bomb--a munition capable of raining pinpoint precision explosions on enemy targets from 60 miles away while minimizing collateral damage.
These weapons are explicitly designed and primarily employed to incapacitate personnel or materiel, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired collateral damage to property and the environment.
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innocent civilians") are less likely to suffer collateral damage.
This delay mode test of the GMLRS Unitary rocket demonstrates the ability to attack point targets with low collateral damage and takes us one step closer to bringing this capability to the war fighter," said Al Duchesne, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control director of MLRS Rocket Programs.
The bombs precisely hit a two-story building with minimal collateral damage reported.
People who are willing to inflict collateral damage will always feel compelled to inflict it.
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