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Contraindicatory vs. Contraindication

Contraindicatory and Contraindication Definitions


Serving as a contraindication.


A factor that renders the administration of a drug or the carrying out of a medical procedure inadvisable
A previous allergic reaction to penicillin is a contraindication to the future use of that drug.


(medicine) A factor or symptom which makes a certain treatment inadvisable, generally or individually.


An indication or symptom which forbids the method of treatment usual in such cases.


(medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment

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