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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.]
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prophylaxis

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

protection from or prevention of disease. — prophylactic, adj.
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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"
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Translations
الوقاية

prophylaxis

[ˌprɒfɪˈlæksɪs] Nprofilaxis f
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prophylaxis

nProphylaxe f
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pro·phy·lax·is

n. profilaxis, medidas para prevenir enfermedades o su propagación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

prophylaxis

n profilaxis f; postexposure — profilaxis postexposición
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References in periodicals archive ?
Considering that fluted pumpkin gave much higher anti-sickling activities at a lower concentration, they said that its extract can be used as a prophylactic drug in offsetting sickling crisis as well as be administered during a crisis to reduce the pain.
Post-stroke seizures and risk factors Seizures OR 95% p Confidence interval Age 0.928 0.503-1.712 0.934 Sex 1.264 0.684-2.336 0.94 Thrombolytic treatment 0.431 0.20-0.920 0.043 Decompressive craniectomy 3.37 1.047-10.697 0.048 Hemorrhagic transformation 1.892 0.922-3.881 0.10 Endovascular treatment 2.657 1.125-6.279 0.032 mRS at admission 0.309 0.139-0.686 0.004 mRS at discharge 0.188 0.094-0.378 >0.001 mRS at first year 0.108 0.05-0.220 >0.001 Prophylactic drug use 0.504 0.147-1.726 0.392 Cortical involvement 3.869 1.586-9.441 0.003 mRS: modified Rankin Score, OR: Odds ratio Table 2.
In conjunction, the company had signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) to develop Tafenoquine as a weekly prophylactic drug for the prevention of malaria.
While the purpose of using prophylactic drug is to prevent PONV, it is imperative that drugs used do not compromise the patient's condition due to the side effects.
They were randomized to a series of 12 acupuncture sessions or to whatever conventional prophylactic drug the physician and patient agreed was most appropriate.
To the Editor: Doxycycline is an effective antimalarial prophylactic drug when administered as a monotherapy 1 day before, daily during, and for 4 weeks after travel to an area where malaria is endemic (1).
The DFM samples were found to be negative for leptospirosis (Table 3) indicating that Doxycycline was effective against leptospires as a prophylactic drug (Kahn and Line, 2010).
Life-style changes which target a decrease in the triggering factors, supportive therapies during attacks and prophylactic drug therapies are used (5).
The biological and psychological effects of the twice weekly, fixed-site acupuncture over three months were superior to those of topiramate, which is the only evidence-based oral prophylactic drug for treating chronic migraine.
Enough is known about the causes of breast cancer to make a vaccine or prophylactic drug a real possibility, a leading cancer expert said this week.
Enough is known about the cause of breast cancer to make a vaccine or prophylactic drug a real possibility, a leading cancer expert said last night.
Gyn practitioners, don't feel slighted: Many new codes take effect on that October day, covering abnormal Pap smear results, prophylactic drug treatment, breast conditions, and taking a patient's personal history.

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