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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Upon further questioning, the patient had undergone routine dental cleaning six weeks prior without receiving prophylactic antibiotic therapy.
Knowing that the concentration is low has some prognostic value, although it should not be a reason for beginning prophylactic antibiotic therapy.
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.