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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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TABLE 1 TOTAL # WHO RECEIVED # WHO RECEIVED SUBJECTS ORAL PROPHYLAXIS PROFESSIONAL ORAL HEALTH INFORMATION Rheumatoid arthritis 103 53 51 Health 104 69 102
A study evaluated the clinical and microbiological effects on chronic periodontitis patients with complete oral prophylaxis (Scaling and Root Planing) followed by dietary supplement of CoQ10 (Oxyfresh, USA) for 4 months of time period.
All patients were provided with same brands home care oral prophylaxis kit containing tooth brush, interproximal brush, tooth paste and mouth wash.
This toothpaste tastes and feels like you just had a professional oral prophylaxis.
22) Similarly, AV distraction reduced adults' anxiety and fear during an oral prophylaxis and was associated with shorter appointment times.
What these patients want is oral prophylaxis, and we've got proof of concept with this trial.
Prevention of surgical site infection after open prosthetic inguinal hernia repair: efficacy of parenteral versus oral prophylaxis with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in a randomized clinical trial.
The purpose of this study is to assess the degree of discomfort namely pain during the normal routine oral prophylaxis, and to determine the relationship of pain to various demographic and periodontal variables using VAS in our setup.
This 15-day training earns them the "Oral Preventive Assistant" (OPA) duty tide and allows them to perform oral prophylaxis and supragingival periodontal scaling procedures.
Oral prophylaxis was performed at each visit, to maintain the oral hygiene status of the patient.
11 Frequent oral hygiene measures include individual practices such as regular tooth brushing, flossing and use of mouth washes and professional measures such as oral prophylaxis and oral irrigation can minimise the severity of gingivitis.