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prophylactic

 [pro″fĭ-lak´tik]
1. pertaining to prophylaxis.
2. tending to ward off disease.
3. an agent that so acts.
4. condom.

pro·phy·lac·tic

(prō'fi-lak'tik),
1. Preventing disease; relating to prophylaxis. Synonym(s): preventive
2. An agent that acts to prevent a disease.
[G. prophylaktikos; see prophylaxis]

prophylactic

/pro·phy·lac·tic/ (pro″-fĭ-lak´tik)
1. tending to ward off disease; pertaining to prophylaxis.
2. an agent that tends to ward off disease.

prophylactic

(prō′fə-lăk′tĭk, prŏf′ə-)
adj.
Acting to defend against or prevent something, especially disease; protective.
n.
1. A prophylactic agent, device, or measure, such as a vaccine or drug.
2. A contraceptive device, especially a condom.

pro′phy·lac′ti·cal·ly adv.

prophylactic

[prō′filak′tik]
Etymology: Gk, prophylax, advance guard
1 adj, preventing the spread of disease.
2 n, an agent that prevents the spread of disease.
3 n, a popular name for condom. -prophylactically, adv.

prophylactic

adjective Referring to a preventive manoeuvre.

noun An older term for condom.

prophylactic

Medtalk adjective Preventive, protective noun A drug, vaccine, regimen, or device designed to prevent or protect against a given disorder Vox populi Condom, see there.

pro·phy·lac·tic

(prō'fi-lak'tik)
1. Preventing disease; relating to prophylaxis.
Synonym(s): preventive.
2. An agent that acts to prevent a disease.
3. Colloq. used to mean condom, and to a lesser extent, a method of birth control.

prophylactic

And any act, procedure, drug or equipment used to guard against or prevent an unwanted outcome, such as a disease.

Prophylactic

Guarding from or preventing the spread or occurrence of disease or infection.

prophylactic,

adj serving to prevent or defend against disease.

prophylactic,

n 1. intervention that prevents or defends against disease.
2. a condom.

prophylactic 

1. Preventing disease. 2. An agent or a remedy that either prevents the development of a disease or prevents the worsening of a disease process.

pro·phy·lac·tic

(prō'fi-lak'tik)
1. Preventing disease; relating to prophylaxis.
Synonym(s): preventive.
2. Agent that acts to prevent disease. e.g., a condom
[G. prophylaktikos; see etymology of prophylaxis]

prophylactic

1. tending to ward off disease; pertaining to prophylaxis.
2. an agent that tends to ward off disease.

prophylactic antibiotic therapy
treatment with antibiotics, beginning just before a surgical procedure, to minimize or prevent development of infection. See also perioperative.
prophylactic vaccination
vaccination carried out in expectation of the occurrence of the disease.
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