indication

indication (in-di-ka´shun)

The basis for initiation of a treatment for a disease or of a diagnostic test; may be furnished by a knowledge of the cause (causal i. ), by the symptoms present (symptomatic i. ), or by the nature of the disease (specific i. ). [L. fr. in-dico, pp. -atus, to point out, fr. dico, to proclaim]

 

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