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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.

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]

indication

[in′dikā′shən]
Etymology: L, indicare, to make known
a reason to prescribe a medication or perform a treatment. A bacterial infection may be an indication for the prescription of a specific antibiotic; appendicitis is an indication for appendectomy. indicate, v.

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.

indication

Internal medicine A clinical Sx or circumstance indicating that the use of a particular intervention would be appropriate. Cf Contraindication.

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]

indication (in·d·kāˑ·shn),

n an appropriate therapeutic treatment for a given condition; will have beneficial effects and promote healing.

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]

indication

a sign or circumstance that points to or shows the cause, treatment, etc. of a disease. See also indicant.

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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Through March 1989, there have been a number of articles on the subject, but the indications for the use of the new contrast agents are very ill-defined.
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