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CONTRAINDICATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does contraindication mean? 

CONTRAINDICATION (noun)
  The noun CONTRAINDICATION has 1 sense:

1. (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment

  Familiarity information: CONTRAINDICATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRAINDICATION (noun)


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Meaning:

(medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("contraindication" is a kind of...):

reason (a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Antonym:

indication ((medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure)


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