contraindicate

verb

con·​tra·​in·​di·​cate ˌkän-trə-ˈin-də-ˌkāt How to pronounce contraindicate (audio)
contraindicated; contraindicating; contraindicates

transitive verb

: to make (a treatment or procedure) inadvisable

Examples of contraindicate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To do so, the pharmacist would need to verify that the medication is not contraindicated for the patient based on a self-assessment questionnaire and blood pressure screening. Jessie Opoien, Journal Sentinel, 7 June 2023 It is contraindicated in people who have had conditions such as breast cancer, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, or another type of blood clot. Sherry Christiansen, Verywell Health, 20 Apr. 2023 There are 143 drugs that are listed to have interactions with Paxlovid, including 37 that are contraindicated, 21 that are recommended to avoid or discontinue use, 49 that are recommended to adjust the dose, and six where monitoring is recommended. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2023 In particular, sildenafil may contraindicate with nitrates found in some medications intended to treat high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, posing the risk of extremely low blood pressure. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2020 That would never be recommended, and in fact contraindicated, for ... patients who have pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2019 Again, the medical consensus is not that all antipsychotics are contraindicated during pregnancy. Korin Miller, SELF, 17 Jan. 2019 All this contraindicates the democracy movement’s prescription: If our republic’s true sickness is its inegalitarian economic system, then that illness won’t be cured by cross-ideological coalitions. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, 23 May 2018 And although not [over the counter], cosmetic procedures such as Botulinum toxin and fillers are contraindicated during pregnancy. Allure, 30 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of contraindicate was in 1666

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“Contraindicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contraindicate. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

contraindicate

transitive verb
con·​tra·​in·​di·​cate ˌkän-trə-ˈin-də-ˌkāt How to pronounce contraindicate (audio)
contraindicated; contraindicating
: to make (a treatment or procedure) inadvisable
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