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Definition of Contraindicate

Contraindicate: To make a treatment or procedure inadvisable because of a particular condition or circumstance. For examples, certain medications are contraindicated during pregnancy because of the danger they pose to the fetus and the use of aspirin is clearly contraindicated in small children because of the danger of Reye syndrome.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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