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In [[therapy]], a '''contraindication''' is a condition or factor that increases the [[risk]] involved in using a particular [[treatment]], carrying out a medical procedure or engaging in a particular activity.
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In [[therapy]], a '''contraindication''' is a condition or factor that increases the [[risk]] involved in using a particular [[treatment]], carrying out a medical procedure or engaging in a particular activity. Its opposite is [[Indication (medicine)|Indication]]
   
 
*An ''absolute contraindication'' is a condition that prohibits the use of a treatment altogether.
 
*An ''absolute contraindication'' is a condition that prohibits the use of a treatment altogether.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Drug reaction testing]]
 
* [[Drug reaction testing]]
* [[Indication (medicine)]]
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In therapy, a contraindication is a condition or factor that increases the risk involved in using a particular treatment, carrying out a medical procedure or engaging in a particular activity. Its opposite is Indication

  • An absolute contraindication is a condition that prohibits the use of a treatment altogether.
  • A relative contraindication weighs in against the use of a treatment when assessing its risk/benefit ratio.

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