the act or process of complicating
a situation or condition that is complex or confused
"her coming was a serious complication"
any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease
"bed sores are a common complication in cases of paralysis"
a development that complicates a situation
"the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
complicatedness, complication, knottiness, tortuousness(noun)
The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.
A person who doesn't fit in with the main scheme of things; an interloper; someone you need to placate.
A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.
A feature beyond basic time display in a timepiece.
Origin: From complicare.
the act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity
a disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it
Origin: [L. compliasion: cf. F. complication.]
Complication, in medicine, is an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become worse in its severity or show a higher number of signs, symptoms or new pathological changes, become widespread throughout the body or affect other organ systems. A new disease may also appear as a complication to a previous existing disease. A medical treatment, such as drugs or surgery may produce adverse effects and/or produce new health problem by itself. Therefore, a complication may be iatrogenic, i.e., literally brought forth by the physician. Medical knowledge about a disease, procedure or treatment usually entails a list of the most common complications, so that they can be foreseen, prevented or recognized more easily and speedily. Depending on the degree of vulnerability, susceptibility, age, health status, immune system condition, etc. complications may arise more easily. Complications affect adversely the prognosis of a disease. Non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures usually favor fewer complications in comparison to invasive ones.
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Rank popularity for the word 'complication' in Nouns Frequency: #2695
The numerical value of complication in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of complication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of complication in a Sentence
It introduces a potential vulnerability where they was none before - it is a sudden new complication in an arena that China was dominating.
Due to the complication of the situation, the President decided to shorten his visit to Switzerland and ... return to Ukraine on (Wednesday).
This is a relatively uncommon syndrome. So I think that should be reassuring to people, this is likely a rare complication from a common virus.
We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus.
The issue doesn't disappear if there is no president or because we have the added complication of the Syrian displacement, the issue is still there, women are still suffering.
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