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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In his Nobel lecture, he explained: 'Phylaxis, a word seldom used, stands in the Greek for protection.
The use of this vitamin for migraine pro phylaxis is also based on the hypothesis that because impaired mitochondrial metabolism may play a part in pathogenesis, increasing mitochondrial energy efficiency with supplementation might help prevent migraines.
The term anaphylaxis is derived from the Greek words meaning "without" (ana) and "protection" (phylaxis).
After 14 days of pro phylaxis, of 1,000 persons for whom information was available, 797 (80%) were still taking antibiotics.
Walkes Jr., longterm editor of the Prince Hall research journal Phylaxis, frequently laments, in its pages, the absence of comprehensive state-by-state records.
This is known as anaphylactic shock (from the Greek ana, meaning "excessive," and phylaxis, meaning "protection"); it can include nausea, flushing, depressed blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, and difficult breathing, and may lead to coma and even death.
Collectively, nurses at the entry or advanced-practice level can promote a culture of change; instead of asking if patients need VTE prophylaxis, nurses can assess risk so pro phylaxis is considered for all patients (Moores, 2012).
Td use should follow existing recommendations for all other indications, which include 1) persons traveling to a country where the risk for diphtheria is high*;2) persons requiring tetanus vaccination for pro phylaxis in wound management; 3) persons who have received <3 doses of any vaccine containing Td; and 4) pregnant women who have not been vaccinated with Td during the preceding 10 years.
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.