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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ATLANTA -- Most children with vesicoureteral reflux who are prescribed prophylactic antibiotic therapy do not take their medications, according to a retrospective study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.
Knowing that the concentration is low has some prognostic value, although it should not be a reason for beginning prophylactic antibiotic therapy. (1)
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., 1997).