- (of a symptom or condition) to give indication against the advisability of (a particular or usual remedy or treatment).
Origin of contraindicate
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Examples from the Web for contraindication
Nevertheless, heart disease, if at all serious, is a contraindication to marriage.Woman
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This contraindication exists in respect to all hepatic stimulants.
The existence of the pin-hole pupil is also a contraindication to its employment.
Therefore, a contraindication to cold bathing must be found at once in cold feet, either before or after a bath.
Quinia in small doses and stimulants are appropriate whenever there is no contraindication to their employment.
- (tr; usually passive) med to advise against or indicate the possible danger of (a drug, treatment, etc)
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Word Origin and History for contraindication
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- A factor that renders the administration of a drug or the carrying out of a medical procedure inadvisable.
- To indicate the inadvisability of something, such as a medical treatment.
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