- (of a symptom or condition) to give indication against the advisability of (a particular or usual remedy or treatment).
Origin of contraindicate
Examples from the Web for contraindication
Historical Examples of contraindication
Nevertheless, heart disease, if at all serious, is a contraindication to marriage.Woman
William J. Robinson
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)
Word Origin and History for contraindication
- 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.