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Correct Grammar In Medical Terms!

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    MP50posted 5 years ago

    Which sentance is correct when relating to a side effect or affect

    Is it for example.

    This medication can cause these side effects?

    Or

    This medication can cause these side affects?

    I know the difference between the two but which is best to use in medical

    terms?

    Been thinking about it to hard and now I am confused LOL.

    1. awordlover profile image93
      awordloverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style … ammar.html


      Effect is used to show what happens due to a cause and is often a noun. A side effect of this medication is.....

      Affects is used primarily as a verb. How did it affect you when you lost your job?

      To keep it straight:
      Cause usually go with EFFECT
      AFFECT is usually due to a cause.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        An affect is generally about a feeling.

        'How did it affect you?' means 'how did it make you make you feel?'.

        So it is about changes in emotional state, primarily.

        It can also be about the kinds of feelings drugs or illness produce.

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        MP50posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good Answer Thanks..

    2. cdub77 profile image90
      cdub77posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here's what I tell my students:

      Affect is  a verb and effect is a noun.  In other words, something that affects produces effects.

      1. cdub77 profile image90
        cdub77posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        To clarify further, there's a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about affect vs. effect on the internet.  Go to your OED, not here in the future.

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          MP50posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank You.

  2. LookingForWalden profile image59
    LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago

    There's also the pretentious affect that has the syllable changed.

 
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