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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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Meanwhile, Mohamed Gaballah, a market analyst at Pioneers Holding, expected the market to move sideways awaiting fresh stimulus after the CBE's decision.
If you can build sideways, consider a second floor - a bargain as most of the expense is in the foundations and roof.
Unexpected as the idea of sideways teeth is, fish have evolved some surprising forms, says Tetsuto Miyashita of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, who was in Claeson's audience.
The report classifies this development into the situation of the world economy and reaches the conclusion that it has become more probable that production and sales will leave their sideways range to the upward side and - sliding again into a sideways movement on a higher level.
100 Sideways Miles is Andrew Smith's ninth young adult novel, and it's filled with the type of offbeat hilarity and superbly memorable characters found in his previous books, such as Winger and Grasshopper Jungle.
Any engineer would wonder how so narrow a joint is supposed to withstand the sideways forces imposed upon it.
One of the first shows is Sideways Rain, the only UK dates by Geneva-based contemporary dance company Alias.
Stephanie Konfal, a research associate with POLENET, points out that, where the transition is most pronounced, the sideways movement runs perpendicular to the boundary between the two types of mantle.
"Coastal property prices moved sideways and appear to be bottoming out of their seasonal slump.
By STEPHEN WHITE A STRONG gale really put the wind up passengers as their plane was forced to land SIDEWAYS.
Hubble was used to precisely measure, for the first time ever, the sideways motions of a small sample of stars located far from the galaxy's center.
1 Sideways Walking Stand on one side of the pool in chest-deep water, with your arms outstretched for balance.