- n.any factor in a patient's condition that makes it unwise to pursue a certain line of treatment. For example, an attack of pneumonia in a patient would be a strong contraindication against the use of a general anaesthetic.
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Contraindication — Con tra*in di*ca tion, n. (med.) An indication or symptom which forbids the method of treatment usual in such cases. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Contraindication — (v. lat.), Gegenanzeige; daher Contraindicantia, diejenigen Krankheitserscheinungen, welche gegen ein von anderen Erscheinungen gebotenes (angezeigtes) Mittel sprechen, s. Therapie … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
contraindication — index admonition, antipode, contradiction, deterrence, deterrent, warning Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
Contraindication — A condition which makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable. A contraindication may be absolute or relative. An absolute contraindication is a situation which makes a particular treatment or procedure absolutely inadvisable. In a baby … Medical dictionary
Contraindication — In medicine, a contraindication is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment. Some contraindications are absolute, meaning that there are no reasonable circumstances for undertaking a course of… … Wikipedia
contraindication — UK [ˌkɒntrəˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑntrəˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms contraindication : singular contraindication plural contraindications medical a medical reason why someone should not use a particular drug or medical treatment … English dictionary
contraindication — con·tra·in·di·ca·tion (kŏn trə ĭn dĭ kāʹshən) n. A factor that renders the administration of a drug or the carrying out of a medical procedure inadvisable: A previous allergic reaction to penicillin is a contraindication to the future use of that … Universalium
contraindication — A symptom or medical condition that makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable because a person is likely to have a bad reaction. For example, having a bleeding disorder is a contraindication for taking aspirin because treatment with… … English dictionary of cancer terms
contraindication — noun Date: 1623 something (as a symptom or condition) that makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable … New Collegiate Dictionary
contraindication — noun A factor or symptom which makes the prescribed treatment inadvisable … Wiktionary