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(in″dĭ-kā′shŏn )

[L. indicare, a setting, valuation]

1. A sign or circumstance that suggests the proper treatment of a disease.
2. An approved use for any therapeutic intervention or drug, e.g., in the U.S., a use that has met the standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
SYN: SEE: labeled use

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