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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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She had both breasts removed, one that had cancer and the other prophylactically.
A single dose of antibiotics that is given prophylactically could cause this, Dr.
Ideally, if you knew who was at risk for the disease, you would administer drugs prophylactically, says Jeff Kelly, senior author of the study appearing in the Jan.
Pilot study: orally-administered yeast [beta]1,3-glucan prophylactically protects against anthrax infection and cancer in mice.
The investigators conclude that misoprostol is clinically equivalent due to uterine atony in women who have received oxytocin prophylactically during the third stage of labour, but that oxytocin is still the drug of choice.
This would allow a patient to be treated early with an antiflu drug if positively diagnosed, or, for example, a nursing home population to be prophylactically treated if a positive index ease is identified.
Chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson stressed that many parts of the country were still in the containment phase and were treating people prophylactically.
These results support their hypothesis that coenzyme Q10 (100 mg twice a day) supplementation given prophylactically from 20 weeks of pregnancy leads to a reduction in the rate of pre-eclampsia in women at risk for the condition.
Probiotics used prophylactically in severe acute pancreatitis are associated with an increased mortality (Besselink et al.
We fearfully and prophylactically downed everything from OJ to zinc and 34 different types of Echinacea.
This may be an additional benefit of using Synagis prophylactically during the first 6 months of life to the previously proven 78% reduction in RSV hospitalisation in children born prematurely, 39% reduction in children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and 45% reduction in children with congenital heart disease.
Riboflavin (2) and intravenous methylene blue have also been used, the latter both prophylactically (4) and for emergencies (5).