phylaxis


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Related to phylaxis: anaphylaxis, tachyphylaxis

phy·lax·is

(fī-lak'sis),
Protection against infection.
[G. a guarding, protection]

phy·lax·is

(fī-lak'sis)
Protection against infection.
[G. a guarding, protection]

phylaxis

(fĭ-lăk′sĭs) [Gr., protection]
The active defense of the body against infection.
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Future efforts to prevent DVT should focus on increased use of pharmacologic and/or mechanical pro phylaxis in overweight and obese patients--particularly women, Dr.