American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To indicate the inadvisability of (a medical treatment, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, to indicate the contrary of—that is, a course of treatment or action different from or opposed to that which is customary or is called for by the other circumstances of the case.
- v. medicine To make inadvisable; to warn against a specific medicine or treatment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Med.) To indicate, as by a symptom, some method of treatment contrary to that which the general tenor of the case would seem to require; especially, to indicate that a particular method of treatment should not be used.
- v. make a treatment inadvisable
- contra- + indicate (Wiktionary)
“I don't know your health history (nor do I want to know it), but all of this has to be considered in light of that and any risks presented by other medical conditions that may contraindicate hrt or change the risk-benefit balance.”
“If hot flashes are the issue and you are willing to accept the risks of HRT, and your other medical conditions do not contraindicate its use, then maybe you wnat to try HRT.”
“A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth concludes that “women who have no factors that contraindicate a home birth, and who prefer a planned, attended home birth with facilities for prompt transfer to hospital if necessary, should not be advised against it.””
“Last November, Covidien had said it would voluntarily contraindicate the use of Optimark in kidney-disease patients.”
“Such as want some of the requisites for a proper bath, but have those symptoms which would be benefited by it, should be bathed; whereas those who want none of the proper requisites, but have certain symptoms which contraindicate the bath, are not to be bathed.”
“It doesn't contraindicate an aggressive response, but it does indicate bringing to justice * only* the specific individuals responsible, and avoiding, at great cost if necessary, widening the conflict.”
“Trained professionals are able to evaluate whether any medications or health conditions would contraindicate the use of the more controversial substances discussed above.”
“Ephedra is probably safe, especially as a whole plant, in modest doses for people who do not have the medical conditions that contraindicate its use.”
““And nothing to contraindicate a spinal tap,” said Thayer.”
“The purpose of these screening evaluations is not to detect conditions that contraindicate ECT, as few exist, but to uncover previously unsuspected pathology so that it may be corrected or ameliorated prior to initiating treatment.”
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