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One of the two lateral margins or surfaces of a body, midway between the front and back.
[A.S. sīde]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


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 Owls have a dry erase board on its sideline in which players can sign their name after they force a turnover.
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MAARAB, Lebanon: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said over the weekend that Lebanon cannot remain on the sidelines of the Arab Spring if it wants to be part of history.
Back then, problems forced the Rules Committee to only allow five men to walk the sideline. The number was later reduced to three, and then one, and from 1914 to 1949 all coaches and team members were required to remain seated on the bench.
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Matt Smith, who is sidelined with a dislocated elbow for up to six weeks, is replaced by Adam Peek, who returns after four weeks on the sidelines.