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As a verb, to do; to produce; to make; to bring to pass; to execute; enforce; accomplish. As a noun, that which is produced by an agent or cause; result; outcome; consequence. The result that an instrument between parties will produce in their relative rights, or which a statute will produce upon the existing law, as discovered from the language used, the forms employed, or other materials for construing it. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act. The phrases take effect, be in force, and go into operation, are used interchangeably.

In the plural, a person's effects are the real and Personal Property of someone who has died or who makes a will.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

EFFECT. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act, is called its effect.
     2. By the laws of the United States, a patent cannot be granted for an effect only, but it may be for a new mode or application of machinery to produce effects. 1 Gallis. 478; see 4 Mason, 1; Pet. C. C. R. 394; 2 N. H. R. 61.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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About 37 per cent of adverse effects occurred after marijuana use and more than one-third of these ate edible marijuana.
Pulse therapy is not absolutely free from adverse effects.12 The adverse effects of DCP therapy are those of its constituent drugs, i.e.
HIV patients who could not read and write and who had primary school education were more likely to use nonadherence as coping strategy for adverse effect compared to patients who had higher level of education (AOR = 5.70, 95% CI = 2.16-15.05 and AOR = 2.98, 95% CI = 1.19-7.48), respectively.
Cork, "Adverse effects of topical glucocorticosteroids," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol.
The testing sets were combined using the Boolean operator "AND" with the adverse effects filters to test their sensitivity.
Researchers carefully identified and critically examined systematic reviews of acupuncture studies for pain relief and case reviews reporting adverse effects.
Such adverse effects include the direct effect of the proposed reduction and anticipated loss of outgoing cellular calls, which may occur due to an arbitrage gap created under the proposed tariff in favour of landline alternatives, as well as other effects of the proposed reduction in interconnect tariffs, such as facilitating the entry of MVNO's to the market.
In hospitalized patients prevalence of ADRs has been reported ranging from 1.2% to 45%, the broad variability of prevalence reported in studies is due primarily to methodological differences in the collection of data and in the use of non-standardized criteria to diagnose the presence of adverse effects to medications (2-4).
At least one adverse effect occurred in 68% of the patients.
More than one adverse effect was reported in 42% of children after discharge from the emergency department (see Figure 2).
At the same time, he said Asean member-states must take steps to help its people cope with the adverse effects.
While 34% of patients had adverse effects on medical marijuana, only 21% reported adverse effects after cannabinoid doses were adjusted, investigators said.

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