chemical prophylaxis

chem·i·cal pro·phy·lax·is

the administration of chemicals or drugs to members of a community to reduce the number of carriers of a disease and to prevent others contracting the disease.
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We started chemical prophylaxis six hours following surgery for her and that was continued throughout her stay.
Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill trauma patients who cannot receive chemical prophylaxis.
Some feel that the ACCP is too aggressive in promoting chemical prophylaxis in light of the rarity of pulmonary embolus.
Probably more important than any type of mechanical compression or chemical prophylaxis [in preventing bleeding and venous thromboembolic events] is our emphasis on getting patients out of bed on postoperative day zero," Dr.
Presently, there is no available commercial vaccine against heartworm infection, and the current control strategies entail chemical prophylaxis for dogs and cats or chemotherapy for dogs.
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