collateral damage


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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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Covering collateral damage with traditional insurance is impossible or at best problematic because of the need for definition (preloss) and proof (post-loss), or it is uneconomic in cases where selection or imposition of deductibles and limits reduce the recovery.
That is a contest we are winning, for we are a people able and more than willing to inflict collateral damage.
The stewardship of collateral damage in human lives is enormous.
In fact, Collateral Damage was one of the films famously pulled after the September 11 attacks on America - it would have been better if they'd kept it in a box marked "Do not open.
decide that a country is harbouring known terrorists and then they become the target, that collateral damage will certainly be a factor but it might not be as much of one as it was last Monday.
The distinction between military and collateral damage in the Serbian bombardment is ludicrous because it is illusionary.
Biotech companies sell corn carrying the toxin gene, designed to protect the crop from moth caterpillars with minimal collateral damage to bees and other beneficial insects.
Addition of the SAL seeker will allow the munition to attack moving targets, attack targets that have re-positioned after firing, or change the impact point to avoid casualties and collateral damage.
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver has said she does not want her children to be collateral damage on what is gearing up to possibly be a messy divorce, and is determined to protect them, it has emerged.
The Collateral Damage exhibition, at the Contemporary Urban Centre, depicts the circumstances around which acts of violence occur rather than the act itself.
That is what Middleham Park Racing's Collateral Damage is trying to do as he bids for the title of handicapper of the year in the Racehorse Owners' Association awards after a very late surge - so late that his final win came in the very last race of the turf season at Doncaster.
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