prevents disease or infection
Pertaining to prophylaxis, the prevention of disease.
New York Central (NYC) locomotive #8255 Currently, this locomotive is privately owned, and operated by the Midland Railway of Baldwin City, KS. ALCO model RS-3 `lightning stripe” paint scheme Photo taken by Russell Meier on November 6, 2004 south of Baldwin City, Kansas, on the Midland Railway. This was a photo runby for participants of the TR.....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophylactic
• (a.) Alt. of Prophylactical • (n.) A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/prophylactic/
(from the article `antimicrobial agent`) Preservatives, usually chemical agents, are added to certain foods and medicines to prevent the growth of microorganisms that may cause spoilage or ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/121
(pro″fә-lak´tik) pertaining to prophylaxis. tending to ward off disease. an agent that so acts. condom.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
[ Confer French prophylactique
A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/175
Agent which wards off disease.
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anything used to prevent disease Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=P
Designed to prevent, as opposed to treat, a disease or condition.
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In medicine, something that prevents or protects.Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=P
Measure or medication used to prevent disease
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Noun: A medicine, treatment, or device that protects against disease. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20555
Preventive measure or medication. ... (16 Dec 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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preventive. eg: Antibiotics given prior to joint replacement surgery and in subsequent does for up to 24 hours in order to prevent infection.Found on http://orthopaedics.org.uk/service/glossary/
Prophylactic: A preventive measure. The word comes from the Greek for 'an advance guard,' an apt term for a measure taken to fend off a disease or another unwanted consequence. A prophylactic is a medication or a treatment designed and used to prevent a disease from occurring. For example, prophylactic antibiotics may be used after a bout of rheuma...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11902
Type: Term Pronunciation: prō′fi-lak′tik Definitions: 1. Preventing disease; relating to prophylaxis. 2. An agent that acts to prevent a disease. Synonyms: preventiveFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=72781
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