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One of the two lateral margins or surfaces of a body, midway between the front and back.
[A.S. sīde]
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adjective Lateral, peripheral.
noun A lateral face or border.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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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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The use of sideline props also can backfire, something Tennessee learned last year.
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Last year he was banned from the sideline for Wexford's opening two Championship games and, when the suspension elapsed, he opted to stay in the stand for much of the Leinster final loss to Galway.
Arizona's coach Mike Stoops is the unofficial leader in Pac-10 sideline violations (flagged or not) during his tenure with the Wildcats.
The Cougars struck back quickly when Nick Mandigo returned the ensuing kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown, dashing along the left sideline.
NIALL CLAFFEY has conceded Birr are powerless to stop Joe Canning racking up a serious sideline score at Croke Park.
For all of these occasions, we have a simple, quick-hitting inbounds play off a triangular formation under the basket or up a sideline.
Knox, who was attempting a quick single, has sustained a tear of his right calf muscle which could sideline him until July.
Islamabad -- Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the format and the very full agenda of the half day Riyadh US-Arab-Islamic Summit does not permit sideline bilateral meetings.