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.

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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