adverse reaction

[ ăd-vûrs, ădvûrs′ ]

n.

A result of drug therapy that is neither intended nor expected in normal therapeutic use and that causes significant, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Nearby words

  1. adversative,
  2. adversative asyndeton,
  3. adverse,
  4. adverse possession,
  5. adverse pressure gradient,
  6. adverse selection,
  7. adversely,
  8. adversity,
  9. advert,
  10. advertence


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