contraindicated

adjective con·tra·in·di·cat·ed \ ˌkän-trə-ˈin-də-ˌkā-təd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of contraindicated

: not advised as a course of treatment or procedure
  • The use of most salt substitutes is contraindicated for patients with chronic renal disease because many contain large amounts of potassium.
  • Nutritional Support Handbook
  • The potential recipients must demonstrate adequate medical need (that is, they will die if a transplantation is not provided within the near future), lack of contraindicated medical factors (such as metastatic cancer), a willingness to participate in an arduous medical undertaking, and financial capability …
  • —Carl Greiner

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1811

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