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contraindication

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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 drug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A factor or symptom which makes the prescribed treatment inadvisable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An indication or symptom which forbids the method of treatment usual in such cases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, an indication from some peculiar symptom or fact that forbids the method of cure which the main symptoms or nature of the disease would otherwise call for. Also counter-indication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment

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