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prophylactic

adjective preservative, preventative, preventive, protective, safeguarding, salutary
Associated concepts: prophylactic rule
See also: preventive, protective, remedial, salutary
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The study included 85 patients, none of whom had been on prophylactic medication during the previous 3 months.
To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of various therapeutic and prophylactic cancer vaccines.
The prophylactic salpingectomy movement is an outgrowth of the tubal hypothesis of ovarian cancer.
Group C included all PRFs that indicated establishment of IV access, but documented that no fluid or IV medication had been administered (classifying these as prophylactic IV access).
Now the country is riven by agonising choices, one of them given recent prominence when actress Angelina Jolie confessed she had had a double prophylactic mastectomy after discovering that she carried a BRCA gene.
These data provided additional insight into the prophylactic dosing regimens that may be possible with these therapies, if approved.
Written in the first person, the editorial first appeared to be an 'anonymous' woman recounting her three-month battle whilst undergoing a prophylactic mastectomy.
We found the probability of treatment success with acetylsalicylic acid at 300 mg once daily was about six times greater than with other prophylactic agents," Dr.
However, like in human health, the effectiveness of prophylactic measures depends in large part on the actions of the person employing the prophylactic methods," said Thompson.
In singleton pregnancies in women with previous preterm births the rate of recurrence is reduced by about 25% either by the prophylactic administration of progesterone or by cervical cerclage.
Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials.