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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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"Inscribed in our nation's Constitution is that "no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws." Minors caught in the crossfire of the government's initiative in combatting illegal drugs in the country are simply not collateral damages. They are victims.
In other words, a swift and targeted attack with the aim of minimum collateral damage to the nearby areas and civilians is a surgical strike.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps directed the Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration (CD&I) to develop a plan to "significantly increase the capacity and capability of complementary non-lethal systems that supplement lethal systems and allow for increased options for force application relative to the threat with the ability to limit collateral damage and lethal effects." (2)
"It is important to remember that we work very hard not to cause collateral damage, exceptionally hard and when it happened as tragic as it is, it's by mistake.
Photographs by the late Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya, in an exhibition called Collateral Damage; and, left, his face on a poster at an anti-Moammar Gaddafi protest Pictures: PETER BYRNE, above; and KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH, right
The Excalibur is a 155 mm, precision-guided, extended-range artillery projectile designed to engage targets precisely with minimal collateral damage. The projectile's fuse can function in one of three modes: height of burst, point-detonate or point-detonate with delay.
Inventing Collateral Damage: civilian Casualties, War, and Empire, edited by Stephen J.
COLLATERAL DAMAGE, who was withdrawn at the start of Wolverhampton's Lincoln trial earlier this month, has been given the all-clear for Saturday's William Hill-sponsored 1m feature after passing a stalls test, writes Andrew Dietz.
Shop owners whose stores were part of the collateral damage attempted to clean the mess and sweep away broken glass.
In the Summer 2008 issue of Nieman Reports, it was noted that an Investigative Reporters and Editors certificate in the online category was awarded to a group that included Yossi Melman, NF '90, for "Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S.
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with combat veterans, Collateral Damage represents the largest number of named eyewitnesses from within the US military to have testified on the record.
The alleged collateral damage from her premature return to Oz in July 2006, of pounds 400,000, printed in this column, was never denied.

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