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Meaning of CONTRAINDICATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
 

CONTRAINDICATION is a 16 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Antonyms: indication
 
 See Also: reason

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"tra*in`di*ca"tion\, n. (med.)
An indication or symptom which forbids the method of
treatment usual in such cases.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Inadvisability of using a substance that may cause harm under specific circumstances. For example, high- caloric intake in someone who is overweight is contraindicated.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A condition that makes a medical treatment not helpful or even harmful.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: antagonism, antipathy, antithesis, clashing, collision, conflict, confrontation, contradiction, contradistinction, contraposition, contrariety, contrast, counterposition, cross-purposes, disagreement, discrepancy, hostility, inconsistency, inimicalness, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, perversity, polarity, repugnance, showdown
 

 

 

 

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