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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontraindicationcon‧tra‧in‧di‧ca‧tion /ˌkɒntrəˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən $ ˌkɑːn-/ noun [countable] medical  a medical reason for not giving someone a particular medicine or drugcontraindicate /ˌkɒntrəˈɪndɪkeɪt $ ˌkɑːn-/ verb [transitive] In his case, steroids are contraindicated.
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contraindicationLiver cirrhosis often is listed as a contraindication to the use of disulfiram.For similar reasons the presence of severe lung disease and chronic kidney disease is a contraindication to disulfiram administration.Even patients with diabetes mellitus complicated by autonomic neuropathy are not necessarily a contraindication to restorative proctocolectomy.Since the vaccine does not contain any egg products, egg allergy is not a contraindication.Many general practitioners will use narcotics such as diamorphine initially, but is that a contraindication to adding a hypnotic?Age is not an absolute contraindication, although there are obvious constraints in elderly patients.
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