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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

(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

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 

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.
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The mean values and the comparisons for the proportions observed on the "ASPECTS [less than or equal to] 6," the presence of any imaging contraindication to the tPA administration for acute ischemic lesions, presence of HMCA, and reading time are presented in Table 3.
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