Definition of contraindication in English:

contraindication

noun

Medicine
  • See contraindicate

    • ‘Some patients choose not to take hormone replacement, or they may have medical contraindications or experience hormonal side effects.’
    • ‘Worryingly, over half considered severe egg allergy to be an absolute contraindication to MMR vaccination, which it is not.’
    • ‘There are no medical contraindications to insulin therapy.’
    • ‘All trials excluded patients at high risk of gastrointestinal hemorrhage and those with contraindications to aspirin therapy.’
    • ‘Preoperative haemorrhage and hypotension are contraindications to spinal anaesthesia, and ketamine is used in only severely ill women.’

Pronunciation

contraindication

/kɒntrəɪndɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/