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Definition of Prophylaxis

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treatment for prevention
Prophylaxis Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of health; preservative or preventive treatment.
  
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prophylaxis
\proph`y*lax"is\ (?), n. [nl. see prophylactic.] (med.) the art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of health; preservative or preventive treatment.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the prevention of disease
(hypernym) prevention, bar
Prophylaxis Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
BioProcess International™ Glossary
prevention of a disease or condition.
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Prophylaxis Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Chess Terms
A strategy explored by Nimzovich, where you prevent your opponent from taking action in a certain area for fear of reprisal. Overprotection is a form of prophylaxis.
Prophylaxis Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
An attempt to prevent disease.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The prevention of disease.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Prevention of disease. In Military Medicine--Measures taken to prevent or reduce the harmful effects of chemical agents
Aids Glossary
a treatment that helps to prevent a disease or condition before it occurs (primary prophylaxis) or recurs (secondary prophylaxis).
Aegis
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
Treatment to prevent the onset of a particular disease ("primary" prophylaxis), or the recurrence of symptoms in an existing infection that has been brought under control ("secondary" prophylaxis, maintenance therapy).
ATIS
HIV Vaccine Glossary
prevention of disease.