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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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With arms straight at sides, slowly swing legs laterally a few inches to one side, then the other.
Slowly twist the upper body (shoulders, arms) to one side, bringing the object across the floor to the other side.
Mix the olives, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, parsley and olive oil and then set this to one side. Cook the aubergine slices under the grill for around five minutes or until golden.
To create a sense of theatre and a connection with St James, as the client wanted, the main facade was opened out and filled with two enormous frameless pieces of glass; and a crystalline glass lobby built to one side to form the entrance.
To an aerodynamics expert watching the play, the real surprise is that, unlike a bullet, artillery shell, or unguided missile, a football doesn't naturally drift to one side when it flies a long distance.
However, when a shell and most other elongated, rapidly spinning objects travel in an arc through the air, they experience an aerodynamic twisting force, or torque, that causes them to drift to one side of their initial path.
The ground floor contains Soane's original breakfast parlour and dining room with the entrance hall to one side, and the task of rescuing these important interiors from oblivion has formed part of a larger five-year programme of building work on the fabric and interior of the museum.
The cases have two components: one being the stationary innards with magnetic screen and glass frame, the other is an outer glass shell that can be made, by plugging a motor into the base, to roll away to one side leaving the innards exposed and lighting disconnected.