prophylactic

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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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Major medical advances have included the use of antiretroviral therapy to inhibit viral replication, prophylactic antibiotic therapy to guard against Pneumocystis carnii pneumonia, and immunotherapy with intravenous immunoglobin to reduce the frequency of febrile illnesses and sepsis (Rutstein et al.
Antibiotic distribution was facilitated by limiting medical histories to issues relevant to prescribing prophylactic antibiotic therapy, formatting medical records to facilitate rapid decision making, and separating each component activity into discrete work stations.
WASHINGTON -- Prophylactic antibiotic therapy during cesarean section reduces the cost of an uncomplicated elective procedure by about $30, Dr.