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(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’
- ‘In these situations oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated.’
- ‘This drug is also contraindicated in children with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, or epilepsy.’
- ‘Immuno deficient people and those for whom vaccine is contraindicated can also be helped.’
- ‘Immunization during pregnancy is contraindicated because the effects on the fetus are unknown.’
- ‘The vaccine is contraindicated in pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and immunocompromised patients.’
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