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contraindication

 [kon″trah-in″dĭ-ka´shun]
any condition that renders a particular line of treatment improper or undesirable.

con·tra·in·di·ca·tion

(kon'tră-in'di-kā'shŭn),
Any special symptom or circumstance that renders the use of a remedy or the carrying out of a procedure inadvisable, usually because of risk.

contraindication

/con·tra·in·di·ca·tion/ (-in″dĭ-ka´shun) any condition which renders a particular line of treatment improper or undesirable.

contraindication

(kŏn′trə-ĭn′dĭ-kā′shən)
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.

contraindication

[-in′dikā′shən]
Etymology: L, contra, against, indicare, to make known
a factor that prohibits the administration of a drug or the performance of an act or procedure in the care of a specific patient. For example, pregnancy is a contraindication for the administration of tetracycline, immunosuppression may be a contraindication for vaccination, and complete placenta previa is a contraindication for vaginal delivery.

contraindication

The presence of a factor or condition that would preclude an intervention, and which, if performed, could cause harm to the patient and be regarded as a negligent act.

Examples
Pregnancy would constitute a contraindication for administering thalidomine (a known teratogen); acute inflammation would be a contraindication for the taking down of a stoma.

contraindication

Clinical decision-making Any medical reason for not performing a particular therapy; any condition, clinical symptom or circumstance indicating that the use of an otherwise advisable intervention in some particular line of treatment is improper, undesirable, or inappropriate. See Absolute contraindication, Patient selection, Relative contraindication. Cf Indication.

con·tra·in·di·ca·tion

(kon'tră-in-di-kā'shŭn)
Any special symptom or circumstance that renders the use of a remedy or the carrying out of a procedure inadvisable, usually because of risk.

contraindication

Anything which makes a proposed or possible form of medical treatment undesirable or dangerous.

contraindication

any symptom, sign or circumstance indicating that a treatment is inadvisable

contraindication,

n any reason that a drug should not be taken, including harmful interactions with other drugs and the individual's personal sensi-tivity and condition.

contraindication 

The presence of a condition or disease which renders some particular type of treatment undesirable. Example: contact lenses are contraindicated in very dusty, dry and smoky atmospheres.

con·tra·in·di·ca·tion

(kon'tră-in-di-kā'shŭn)
Any special symptom or circumstance that renders use of a remedy or carrying out of a procedure inadvisable, due to risk.

contraindication (kon´trəin´dikā´-shən),

n any symptom or circumstance indicating the inappropriateness of a form of treatment otherwise advisable. This is further divided into the concepts of absolutes and relative contraindications.

contraindication

any condition that renders a particular line of treatment improper or undesirable.
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Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy--endothelial decompensation and poor flap adhesion has been associated with this condition; (13,14) this contraindication also applies to elective lens surgery due to the risk of long-term corneal oedema which may take months to resolve and result in permanently reduced vision
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The details of the contraindications have been presented in Table-II.
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Prevalences of any contraindication in household members of the three groups were 26%, 18%, and 18%, respectively.
For example, in the absence of a documented contraindication, patients exhibiting chronic atrial fibrillation (irregular beating of the superior chambers of the heart) should be treated with an anticoagulant to help to prevent stroke.
Until 2002, active injection drug use was a contraindication for treating hepatitis C.
On April 17, 2002 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) made major changes to the labeling of Cytotec reversing the contraindication in all pregnant women.
Although her status as a Jehovah's Witness enhanced the potential for serious surgical complications, including death, our inability to transfuse would not have been an absolute contraindication to surgery if surgery had been deemed necessary.
Medically, I saw no contraindication to him taking it,'' Beck said.
The global recognition we've received combined with the removal of the contraindication for uterine atony further demonstrates Cook's ongoing commitment to reducing the number of maternal deaths related to this potentially devastating condition.