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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.
Prevention of disease by the use of chemicals or drugs. See: chemoprevention.
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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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chemoprophylaxisThe 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.
Prevention of disease by the use of chemicals or drugs.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
chemoprophylaxisThe 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
Prevention of disease using chemicals or drugs.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012