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pro·phy·lax·is

 (prō′fə-lăk′sĭs, prŏf′ə-)
n. pl. pro·phy·lax·es (-lăk′sēz′)
Prevention of or protective treatment for disease.

[New Latin, from Greek prophulaktikos, prophylactic; see prophylactic.]

prophylaxis

(ˌprɒfɪˈlæksɪs)
n
(Medicine) the prevention of disease or control of its possible spread

pro•phy•lax•is

(ˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, ˌprɒf ə-)

n., pl. -lax•es.
1. the prevention of disease, as by protective measures.
2. prophylactic treatment.
[1835–45; < New Latin < Greek prophylak- (see prophylactic) + -sis -sis]

prophylaxis

protection from or prevention of disease. — prophylactic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prophylaxis - the prevention of disease
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
Translations
الوقاية

prophylaxis

[ˌprɒfɪˈlæksɪs] Nprofilaxis f

prophylaxis

nProphylaxe f

pro·phy·lax·is

n. profilaxis, medidas para prevenir enfermedades o su propagación.

prophylaxis

n profilaxis f; postexposure — profilaxis postexposición
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The SOGC guideline reportedly recommends universal antepartum screening for women at 35-37 weeks of gestation, along with intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis.
Prescribe a one-time dose of azithromycin 500 mg intravenously, along with standard antibiotic prophylaxis, at the time of cesarean delivery to prevent postoperative infections.
Dentists should be following the guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis and counsel patients about the risk and symptoms of C.
Comparative study between the uses of antibiotic prophylaxis vs antibiotics in the postoperative period of inguinal hernioplasties).
2) Whether changing gloves after delivery of the baby will further decrease the frequency of postcesarean endometritis, beyond that which can be achieved with systemic antibiotic prophylaxis combined with delivery of the placenta by traction on the cord, has not been studied in a systematic manner.
Continuous antibiotic prophylaxis (CAP) has traditionally been offered for children with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) or those at risk, including children diagnosed with prenatal hydronephrosis (HN) and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).
This is a descriptive study comparing the period of 2012-2013 with the period of 2014-September 2015, before and after implementation of antibiotic prophylaxis during labor for group B streptococcus (GBS) prevention, respectively.
Thus, surgical antibiotic prophylaxis represents a large expenditure of drugs and money.
We have worked closely with the university to identify and offer close contacts antibiotic prophylaxis and to provide information to the wider student population".
Audit of the quality of prescriptions on an ongoing basis with a special emphasis on antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and restricted drugs.

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