contraindication


con·tra·in·di·ca·tion

noun \-ˌin-də-ˈkā-shən\

medical : something (such as a symptom or condition) that is a medical reason for not doing or using something (such as a treatment, procedure, or activity)

Full Definition of CONTRAINDICATION

:  something (as a symptom or condition) that makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable

First Known Use of CONTRAINDICATION

1623

con·tra·in·di·ca·tion

noun \-ˌin-də-ˈkā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTRAINDICATION

: something (as a symptom or condition) that makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: contra–ion
Previous Word in the Dictionary: contraindicate
All Words Near: contraindication

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up contraindication? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).