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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.