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n. (in medicine)1. a strong reason for believing that a particular course of action is desirable. In a wounded patient, the loss of blood, which would lead to circulatory collapse, is an indication for blood transfusion. 2. any of the conditions for which a particular drug treatment may be prescribed, as defined by its licence. Compare contraindication.

1. a strong reason for believing that a particular course of action is desirable. In a wounded patient, the loss of blood, which would lead to circulatory collapse, is an indication for blood transfusion. 2. any of the conditions for which a particular drug treatment may be prescribed, as defined by its licence. Compare contraindication.

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