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One of the two lateral margins or surfaces of a body, midway between the front and back.
[A.S. sīde]


adjective Lateral, peripheral.
noun A lateral face or border.


An attachment to the front of a spectacle frame passing towards or over the ear for the purpose of holding the frame in position. Syn. temple. See spectacle frame markings; spectacles; library temple.
curl side The end of the side of a spectacle frame that lies along the greater part of the groove behind the ear. It contributes to the stability of the frame and it is particularly useful to children and to people engaged in sports. Syn. earpiece.

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Q. Do they have any side effects? what are the benefit of drugs like Divalproex and Carbamazepine over lithium for acute mania patients? Do they have any side effects?

A. It’s a good drug for acute mania patients, but has not been found to be effective in patients with depression. Patients who did not not respond to lithium are benefitted by this. The side effects are weight gain and sedation, as well as multiple drug-drug interactions.

Q. Does it carry any side effects? I am pregnant and in my second trimester. I am having flu infections. I am prescribed with Sudafed. Does it carry any side effects?

A. sudafed is a symptomatical medication. and you can pass the flu without it. in it's instruction its recommended not to use it in pregnancy. so why use it? it's not like it's a life thretening situation and you can't survive without it. it's not worth the risk for the fetus if you ask me.

Q. my sides hurt sometimes it feels like someone is pulling on my nuts usually in morning

A. Your question is very interesting, but the answer depends on many other details such as how old are you? Do you have pain in any other place? Are there any changes on the skin? Do you have any other disease? Is the pain aggravated when you cough? etc.

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Levels of the herbivore exclusion treatment consisted of full 20 x 20 x 5 cm stainless steel mesh cages (mesh size = 3.2 mm) centrally placed within the 25 x 25 cm plots and both sideless "roof" cages (also 20 x 20 x 5 cm) and open, uncaged (25 x 25 cm) plots for evaluating artifacts associated with the presence of the cage (Connell 1961, Dayton 1971, Chapman 1989).
Marco was horrified when she arrived at the Brompton Oratory in a backless - and sideless - Bruce Oldfield dress.
As Four Weddings premiered in London, the world's Press looked on as she appeared in THAT safety-pin dress, with simple black, sideless contours designed by Gianni Versace.
These experiments, all conducted on smooth horizontal surfaces, included two treatments: whelks either had complete access to prey (sideless cages = roofs, and open marked plots) or no access to prey (complete cages), and mussels were manually removed or not (Menge 1976).