Noun(1) remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease(2) contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
Adjective(1) capable of preventing conception or impregnation(2) warding off(3) preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
(1) Healthcare spending is not promotable as a goal in itself and such spending, except in its preventive or prophylactic aspect, is unrelated to good health, a promotable goal.(2) Its use as a prophylactic , especially in cardiac surgery, may increase.(3) Like a prophylactic , it prevents certain bad things from happening while preserving most of the benefits of interaction.(4) The role of traditional risk factors and prophylactic measures in air travel-related venous thromboembolism needs further investigation.(5) These lesions, being visible during eye examinations, are often considered for prophylactic therapy in an attempt to prevent retinal detachment.(6) Although some of these illnesses can be prevented by vaccines or prophylactic measures, proper sanitation and personal cleanliness are vital to disease prevention.(7) Nitrates and calcium channel blocking drugs can be tried taken sublingually for episodes of pain or orally and regularly as a prophylactic .(8) It instead violates a prophylactic rule intended to help discipline police and deter coerced confessions.(9) Hopefully, a successful strike will inspire other groups of workers to undertake similar prophylactic action.(10) Under these conditions antibiotics are given as a prophylactic because there is the reasonable expectation disease would occur if no action was taken.(11) Quinine, as well as being used as a prophylactic against malaria, was also considered to be an appetite stimulant and a more general antidote to fever.(12) Preventive or prophylactic therapy is helpful in most of the cases and requires a small dose of antibiotic, which is generally given at bed time for prolonged periods of 6 to 12 months.(13) For the prediction of use of cancer screening and of prophylactic surgery, we intended to use logistic regression modeling, but it was not possible.(14) Other studies conclude that prophylactic colonic resection cannot prevent recurrent disease and its complications.(15) Their susceptibility to ten antibiotics used in curative or prophylactic treatment was measured.(16) Fear is never a good reason to take unnecessary medication, and in this case taking the drug as a prophylactic could cause much more harm than good.
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Different Formsprophylactic, prophylactics
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