adverse effect



Abnormal, harmful, or undesirable effect on an organism that causes anatomical or functional damage, irreversible physical changes, or increases the susceptibility to other biological, chemical, or environmental stresses. Adverse effects are indicated usually by results such as altered food consumption, altered enzyme levels, changes in body/organ weights, other pathological changes, and higher mortality rates.

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  • I hoped that the medication I bought would not have an adverse effect on my health and would be good for me to take and feel healthy.

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  • While there are no legal restrictions, most retailers in the UK will not sell more than two packages of acetaminophen to one customer because it can cause an adverse effect on the liver if taken regularly.

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  • You should always try to be prepared for any adverse effect that may come from a decision that you make.

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