• WordNet 3.6
    • v contraindicate make a treatment inadvisable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Contraindicate (Med) To indicate, as by a symptom, some method of treatment contrary to that which the general tenor of the case would seem to require; especially, to indicate that a particular method of treatment should not be used; as, penicilin is contraindicated in patients who have shown hypersensitivity. "Contraindicating symptoms must be observed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • contraindicate In medicine, to indicate the contrary of—that is, a course of treatment or action different from or opposed to that which is customary or is called for by the other circumstances of the case.
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In literature:

No trial was made in cases of angio paralytic hemicrania, since in this affection the drug would be physiologically contraindicated.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 299" by Various
Bright's disease, a contraindication, 45.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
Plantar neurectomy is contraindicated in all cases where there exists much lameness.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Nevertheless, heart disease, if at all serious, is a contraindication to marriage.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Needless to say, hypnosis is contraindicated in many emotional problems because of the very nature of the problem itself.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
For this reason repeated probing or even injections are contraindicated.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
If mercury is contraindicated (extremely rare), potassium iodide may be substituted.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Unless there is advanced pulmonary disease or other contraindication to operation, the ulcer should be excised under local anaesthesia.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Eiweissmilch is at times used, but whey mixtures are contraindicated on account of their high sugar content.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
All alcoholic drinks are contraindicated in these cases and must be forbidden.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh

In news:

New Warning and Contraindication .
DEXILANT is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation.
Plantar wart s are simple papillomas and must be differentiated from a callus or a neurovascular corn, because surgery is contraindicated for all plantar wart s.
Patients have a right to obtain prescribed medications on a timely basis, assuming that no risk factors are present that would contraindicate their use.