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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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(6.) Krista Thompson, "A Sidelong Glance: The Practice of African Diaspora Art History in the United States," Art Journal 70 (Fall 2011): 19-21.
During my opening round of visits on Friday night, I was met with a steady stream of sidelong smirks: "Can you believe they shut down the L again?" If anything exposes this art community's lack of status with the powers that be, it's this continual snub from the MTA.
They see the sidelong looks your sons and daughters
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What can I do to repay you?" Gemma the Mole cast a sidelong glance at the sink full of dirty dishes.
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He does not look to Common Law, which is unwritten, but primarily to Milton's Paradise Lost and Dryden's Indian Emperour with sidelong glances at Aphra Behn and others.
The film's greatest strength is in its sidelong glances at the day-to-day trials on the home front.
Natural acts; a sidelong view of science & nature, rev.
The way they traded a melody from cello to violin to piano to orchestra and back to cello clearly mesmerized the capacity audience, just as it obviously concentrated their own sidelong glances and careful listening and consequent niftily executed exits and entrances.
According to the company, 3M privacy filters enable PC and laptop users to protect confidential data on their screen from sidelong glances.