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chemoprophylaxis

 [ke″mo-pro″fĭ-lak´sis]
prevention of disease by chemical means.

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

(kē'mō-pro'fi-lak'sis),
Prevention of disease by the use of chemicals or drugs. See: chemoprevention.

chemoprophylaxis

/che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is/ (-pro″fĭ-lak´sis) prevention of disease by means of a chemotherapeutic agent.

chemoprophylaxis

(kē′mō-prō′fə-lăk′sĭs, kĕm′ō-)
n.
The use of chemicals or drugs to prevent disease, especially infections.

che′mo·pro′phy·lac′tic (-lăk′tĭk) n. & adj.

chemoprophylaxis

[-prō′filak′sis]
Etymology: Gk, chemeia + prophylax, advance guard
administration of a medicine or chemical agent with the purpose of disease prevention, such as the use of antimicrobial drugs to prevent the acquisition of pathogens in an endemic area or to prevent their spread from one body area to another.

chemoprophylaxis

The use of a chemical, usually a therapeutic, to prevent the occurrence of a disease, usually infectious–eg, malaria or TB. Cf Chemoprevention.

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

(kē'mō-prō'fi-lak'sis)
Prevention of disease by the use of chemicals or drugs.

chemoprophylaxis

The use of drugs or antibacterial chemical agents to prevent the development or spread of infectious diseases.

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

(kē'mō-prō'fi-lak'sis)
Prevention of disease using chemicals or drugs.

chemoprophylaxis

prevention of disease by chemical means.
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To prevent further bacterial resistance its chemoprophylactic use should be avoided.
Better and faster translation of medical intelligence data into deployment policy and the ability to apply malaria prophylaxis policies below the theater level may have reduced both malaria infection and the adverse effects of chemoprophylactic medications on the battlefield.
A chemoprophylactic agent can be started at the same time the vaccine is administered.
Screening tests, together with counseling interventions, immunizations, and chemoprophylactic regimens (i.
Preventive services strategies include counseling, screening, immunization, or chemoprophylactic interventions for individuals in the clinical setting.
Additionally, research into the logistics of prophylaxis implementation and cost-effectiveness of such policies would be beneficial, as would the development of new chemoprophylactic and immunoprophylactic regimens.
Doxycycline is currently a recommended chemoprophylactic regimen for travelers visiting areas where malaria is endemic and has a high prevalence of chloroquine or multidrug resistance (2).
We have examined recently adapted paediatric chemoprophylactic guidelines and evaluated their effectiveness in the context of drug-resistant TB.
This report summarizes the 11 cases and provides chemoprophylactic and additional preventive recommendations to minimize the risk for acquiring malaria for persons traveling to Haiti.
Doxycycline is therefore the preferred chemoprophylactic agent for patients on efavirenz.
Both immunizations and chemoprophylactic measures are considered personal protective measures although they are not controlled by the individual Soldier.