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contraindication

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A factor that renders the administration of a drug or the carrying out of a medical procedure inadvisable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (med.) An indication or symptom which forbids the method of treatment usual in such cases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • F. CONTRAINDICATIONS:  A contraindication is a specific situation in which a drug, procedure, or surgery should NOT be used, because it may be harmful to the patient.

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  • A "contraindication" is a "situation [] in which the drug should not be used because the risk of use ... clearly outweighs any possible therapeutic benefit."

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  • Studies suggest that 5%-15% of those who ask for cosmetic surgery will be suffering from BDD – or body dysmorphic disorder – which some doctors consider an actual contraindication for surgical treatment, since sufferers may simply go on to develop different bodily preoccupations.

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  • It's a rare occurrence that there's a true egg allergy, but it does occur, and that is pretty much the one contraindication to flu vaccination.

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  • The release notes that while the sibutramine drug label already includes warnings against the use of sibutramine in patients with cardiovascular disease, based on the serious nature of the review findings, the FDA requested and the manufacturer agreed to add a new contraindication to the sibutramine drug label.

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  • It's a rare occurrence that there's a true egg allergy, but it does occur, and that is pretty much the one contraindication to flu vaccination.

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  • Diego has shaved his head into a kind of flat Mohawk and, in contraindication of the rule against facial hair, has grown a soul patch; he looks like a Hare Krishna hipster.

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  • It's a rare occurrence that there's a true egg allergy, but it does occur, and that is pretty much the one contraindication to flu vaccination.

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  • The resubmission follows an agreement reached with an FDA committee seeking approval with a contraindication for women of childbearing potential.

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  • It's a rare occurrence that there's a true egg allergy, but it does occur, and that is pretty much the one contraindication to flu vaccination.

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