Definition of contraindicate in English:

contraindicate

Line breaks: contra|indi¦cate
Pronunciation: /kɒntrəˈɪndɪkeɪt
 
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verb

[with object] Medicine
(Of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question: surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk
More 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

Pronunciation: /-ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More 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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