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indication

 [in″dĭ-ka´shun]
a sign or circumstance that points to or shows the cause, treatment, or some other aspect of a disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·di·ca·tion

(in'di-kā'shŭn),
The basis for initiation of a treatment for a disease or of a diagnostic test; may be furnished by a knowledge of the cause (causal indication), by the symptoms present (symptomatic indication), or by the nature of the disease (specific indication).
[L. fr. in-dico, pp. -atus, to point out, fr. dico, to proclaim]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

indication

A health problem or disease that is identified as likely to be benefited by a therapy being studied in clinical trials. Once such a benefit has been established and approved by regulatory authorities, the therapy is said to be approved for a specified indication.
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indication

Internal medicine A clinical Sx or circumstance indicating that the use of a particular intervention would be appropriate. Cf Contraindication.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·di·ca·tion

(in'di-kā'shŭn)
The basis or rationale for using a particular treatment or diagnostic test; may be furnished by a knowledge of the cause (causal indication), by the symptoms present (symptomatic indication), or by the nature of the disease (specific indication).
[L. fr. in-dico, pp. -atus, to point out, fr. dico, to proclaim]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

in·di·ca·tion

(in'di-kā'shŭn)
The basis for initiation of a treatment for a disease or of a diagnostic test.
[L. fr. in-dico, pp. -atus, to point out, fr. dico, to proclaim]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about indication

Q. What could be the reason? I do go for exercise but the result is not satisfactory to me although I followed good diet, timing etc. What could be the reason?

A. can you list in detail here what you do, what you eat? etc? Your successes and failures? Then we can help you a bit more. Maybe you have plateaued and need to change things up.

Q. What the reasons to the migraine?

A. A migraine headache has many triggers- among which are different foods (cheese, red wine), drinking coffee or caffeine containing beverages, lack of sleep, smoking, drinking alcohol, exposure to strong noise and more. There is also a genetic factor, and you see migraine more in people whose relatives suffer from it too.

Q. what do you think the reason would be? As per the latest statistics that 2 out of 150 kids born in the U.S. has autism, and the incidence rate is increasing, what do you think the reason would be?

A. The actual statistics is not 2 out of 150. It is 1 out of 150. I don't think autism is increasing, I think more children are being labeled as autistic - the condition is more well known than it was 20 years ago.

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RI detects defects that significantly degrade the casting's structural integrity, while other conventional NDT methods detect defects based on indications. This invariably leads to conflicting inspection results and uncertainty as to which is the real NDT standard.
In the U.S., the law focuses on the consumer, stating if the consumer is likely to be misled by the use of a misdescriptive geographic indication, then the indication may not be used.
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