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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.

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Importantly, BPS produced no proarrhythmic effects, including increased ectopic beats or ventricular tachycardia, in male hearts under Iso-induced stress, nor did it increase the incidence of arrhythmic activities in isolated male myocytes.
Amiodarone-associated proarrhythmic effects. A review with special reference to torsade de pointes tachycardia.
However, the problem with all class III antiarrhythmic agents is prolongation of cardiac repolarization resulting in proarrhythmic effects (32).
From a report published by Kowalski, Kenigsberg, Sinno, Krishnan and Khanal (2006), antiarrhythmic medications (AAM) are associated with an increase in cardiac mortality due to their proarrhythmic effects and, from a meta-analysis of 16,365 patients, AAM were also associated with an increase in non-cardiac mortality.
Oxidative mediated lipid peroxidation recapitulates proarrhythmic effects on cardiac sodium channels.
These older drugs have proarrhythmic effects that made cardiologists uncomfortable about prescribing them.
Elderly patients and patients who are critically ill or have impaired cardiac function are especially prone to the proarrhythmic effects of phenytoin.
Some studies pointed out CRTs potential proarrhythmic effects based on their findings that TDR increased after BivP.[sup][2],[11] In our study, 19% patients experienced appropriate ICD therapy because of VT/VF.
Rapid responses and mechanism of action for low-dose bisphenol S on ex vivo rat hearts and isolated myocytes: evidence of female-specific proarrhythmic effects. Environ Health Perspect 123(6):571-578 (2015); doi:10.1289/ehp.1408679.