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chemoprophylaxis

 [ke″mo-pro″fĭ-lak´sis]
prevention of disease by chemical means.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

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

The use of a chemical, usually a therapeutic, to prevent the occurrence of a disease, usually infectious–eg, malaria or TB. Cf Chemoprevention.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

(kē'mō-prō'fi-lak'sis)
Prevention of disease by the use of chemicals or drugs.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

chemoprophylaxis

The use of drugs or antibacterial chemical agents to prevent the development or spread of infectious diseases.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

(kē'mō-prō'fi-lak'sis)
Prevention of disease using chemicals or drugs.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Families traveling to areas with increased risk of acquiring malaria should be protected against malaria by reducing exposure to mosquitoes and using appropriate chemoprophylactic regimens, including chloroquine, atovaquone/proguanil, mefloquine, or doxycycline (CDC, 2007b; Chen et al., 2003).
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Radley D, Brown C, Burridge M, Cunningham M, Kirimi I, Purnel R, Young A (1975) Chemoprophylactic immunisation of cattle against Theileria parva (Muguga) and five Theileria strains.
WASHINGTON -- Long-term travelers to countries with high risk for malaria should use personal protective measures and chemoprophylactic regimens based on the risk factors they are likely to encounter, Patricia Schlagenhauf-Lawlor, Ph.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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