contraindication definition

  • noun:
    • one factor that renders the administration of a drug or the carrying out of a medical process inadvisable: A previous allergic attack to penicillin is a contraindication to the future use of that medication.
    • an issue or symptom helping to make the recommended treatment inadvisable.
    • An indication or symptom which forbids the technique of therapy usual in such instances.
    • In medicine, an indication from some unusual symptom or proven fact that forbids the technique of cure that your main signs or nature regarding the illness would otherwise require. Also counter-indication.
    • (medication) reasons that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a specific drug or employ a specific procedure or treatment

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