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contraindicate

Syllabification: con·tra·in·di·cate
Pronunciation: /ˌkäntrəˈindəˌkāt
 
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Definition of contraindicate in English:

verb

[with object] (usually be contraindicated) Medicine
(Of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question.
Example sentences
  • The vaccine is contraindicated in pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and immunocompromised patients.
  • In these situations oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated.
  • Immuno deficient people and those for whom vaccine is contraindicated can also be helped.

Derivatives

contraindication

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌindəˈkāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Preoperative haemorrhage and hypotension are contraindications to spinal anaesthesia, and ketamine is used in only severely ill women.
  • Some patients choose not to take hormone replacement, or they may have medical contraindications or experience hormonal side effects.
  • There are no medical contraindications to insulin therapy.

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