Effect

Effect may refer to:

  • A result or change of something
    • List of effects
    • Cause and effect, an idiom describing causality

In pharmacy and pharmacology:

  • Drug effect, a change resulting from the administration of a drug
    • Therapeutic effect, a beneficial change in medical condition, often caused by a drug
    • Adverse effect or side effect, an unwanted change in medical condition caused by a drug
  • Dose-response effect, the relationship between a drug dose and its effect, plotted on a dose-response curve

In media:

  • Special effect, an artificial illusion
    • Sound effect, an artificially created or enhanced sound
    • Visual effects, artificially created or enhanced images
  • Audio signal processing
    • Effects unit, a device used to manipulate electronic sound
      • Effects pedal, a small device attached to an instrument to modify its sound

Miscellaneous:

  • Effects, one's personal property or belongings
  • Effects (G.I. Joe), a fictional character in the G.I. Joe universe
  • Effects (film), a 2005 film
  • Effect size, a measure of the strength of a relationship between two variables
  • Effect system, formal system which describes the computational effects of computer programs

Amendments to the constitution of the United States: (Bill of Rights) Amendment IV "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and effects...

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