aftereffect

aftereffect

[af-ter-i-fekt, ahf-]
noun
1.
a delayed effect; an effect that follows at some interval after the stimulus that produces it.
2.
Medicine/Medical. a result appearing after the first effect due to an agent, usually a drug, has gone.

Origin:
1810–20; after + effect

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aftereffect (ˈɑːftərɪˌfɛkt)
 
n
1.  any result occurring some time after its cause
2.  med Compare side effect any delayed response to a stimulus or agent
3.  psychol any illusory sensation caused by a stimulus that has ceased

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