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che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

 (kē′mō-prō′fə-lăk′sĭs, kĕm′ō-)
n.
The use of chemicals or drugs to prevent disease, especially infections.

che′mo·pro′phy·lac′tic (-lăk′tĭk) n. & adj.

chemoprophylaxis

(ˌkɛməʊˌprəʊfəˈlæksɪs; -ˌprɒfə-)
n
(Medicine) the prevention of disease using chemical drugs
ˌchemoˌprophyˈlactic adj

che•mo•pro•phy•lax•is

(ˌki moʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə-, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

n.
prevention of disease by means of chemical agents or drugs or by food nutrients. Also called che•mo•pre•ven•tion (ˌki moʊ prɪˈvɛn ʃən)
[1935–40]
che`mo•pro`phy•lac′tic (-tɪk) adj.
Translations

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

n. quimioprofilaxis, uso de una droga o de una sustancia química que contiene preventivos.

chemoprophylaxis

n quimioprofilaxis f
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Therefore, chemoprophylactic use of sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim is also highly questionable and should be avoided in children with urinary tract abnormalities (22).
Third, in all identified reports, chemoprophylactic treatment of all staff and residents was associated with control of iGAS, although in 1 incident, persistent infection was shown in a resident who had a gastrostomy tube.
Doxycycline was chosen primarily as it was also being carried as a chemoprophylactic for anthrax.
Cost-effectiveness of a chemoprophylactic intervention with single dose rifampicin in contacts of new leprosy patients.
Chemoprophylactic drugs for LTBI may be either isoniazid (INH) for 9 months or rifampicin combined with INH for 3 months.
A prospective, randomized, single blind controlled study evaluating the effects of aspirin as a chemoprophylactic agent against the development of VTE after arthroscopic knee surgery was performed.
There are no vaccines or chemoprophylactic medications available to prevent intraocular nematode infections.
Included among the agents to be considered by the Committee are inactivated and live-attenuated bacterial, rickettsial and viral agents; toxoids; anti-toxins; chemoprophylactic agents; and immune globulins.
Chemoprophylactic activity of filaricidal compounds on Litomosoides carinii infection of Mastomys natalensis (author's transl).
Nascent iodine could be used in malaria both as a therapeutic and chemoprophylactic agent as an alternative to traditional antimalarials such as chloroquine, quinine, pyrimethamine, and artemisinin.
However, mefloquine and EFV both cause frequent neuropsychiatric side-effects; therefore, doxycycline is the preferred chemoprophylactic agent for patients receiving EFV.