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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.
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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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Just like a "sidetrack agreement," "hostile fire" is another phrase contained in a commercial general liability policy that we all see but never stop at to say "howdy." The term "hostile fire" appears in the CGL policy's absolute pollution exclusion.
Beneath the oil pay, the Owo-1 sidetrack well also discovered 13 meters of net condensate pay and an additional 6 meters of gas pay in the deepest sand encountered.
Sidetrack Films has signed a three year lease for 3,000 s/f at 55 Washington Street, which boasts thirteen-foot ceilings, river views and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The main well 7219/12-2S encountered a gross 22 metres gas column, while no hydrocarbons were encountered in the sidetrack 7219/12-2A.
23 September 2011 - Swedish Lundin Petroleum AB (STO:LUPE) said today the sidetrack of the second appraisal well in the Avaldsnes field in the North Sea has confirmed a high-quality oil reservoir.
The firm aims to drill a 100 metre sidetrack from the cased wellbore to test the Jeribe reservoir.
In Russia, JKX has drilled the second sidetrack of Well 5 to the planned depth of 5,200 metres.
A decision was made to plug back and sidetrack the hole rather than attempt to retrieve the section of BHA.
Nautical Petroleum PLC (NPE.LN), a company engaged in heavy oil exploration, has announced that Celtic Oil Limited has bought back into Kraken 9/02b-4z exploration sidetrack.
Oil Search had reported back in July that the well was at a depth of 2,550 meters and sidetracking into Sidetrack #2, due to hole problems in Sidetrack #1.