chemoprophylaxis


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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.
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chemoprophylaxis

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

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

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

n quimioprofilaxis f
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Prevention measures rely on pretransplant serologic screening of donor, recipient, or both and on chemoprophylaxis; however, guidelines and regulations differ largely among countries.
Prevention is, therefore, the best protection against malaria and is based on two complementary methods: chemoprophylaxis, or the use of medication to prevent disease, and protection against mosquito bites.
But optimal chemoprophylaxis for pediatric contacts of MDR-TB patients is poorly studied, and no consensus about the role and the rationale of different preventive treatments has been reached.
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