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contraindication

 [kon″trah-in″dĭ-ka´shun]
any condition that renders a particular line of treatment improper or undesirable.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

contraindication

Anything which makes a proposed or possible form of medical treatment undesirable or dangerous.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012