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protective

 [pro-tek´tiv]
1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.

protective

/pro·tec·tive/ (-tek´tiv)
1. affording defense or immunity.
2. an agent affording defense or immunity.

protective

[-tek′tiv]
Etymology: L, protegere, to cover
guarding another person from danger or injury and providing a safe environment.

protective

1. providing protection.
2. substances used to provide protection to tissues.

protective clothing
varies with the risk prevailing, e.g. radiation (see x-ray protection), waterproof gear for highly infectious diseases, coveralls for normal large animal practice, metal studded gloves for catching aggressive companion animals.
protective isolation
a type of isolation designed to prevent contact between potentially pathogenic microorganisms and uninfected animals which have seriously impaired resistance. Called also reverse isolation. It is recommended for patients suffering from agranulocytosis, severe and extensive dermatitis, certain types of lymphomas and leukemias, and those who are receiving immunosuppressive therapy.
protective substances
finely ground, absorbent, insoluble, inert substances that absorb toxins, cover sensitive and damaged tissues with a fine film. Includes starch, kaolin, talc, zinc oxide, zinc stearate. See also intestinal protectant.

protectant, protective

1. affording defense or immunity.
2. an agent affording defense against harmful influence.

intestinal protectant
a preparation that given orally provides a protective coating for the intestinal mucosa, and absorbs bacteria and toxins. Kaolin, pectin and activated charcoal are commonly used for this purpose.
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Apart from this, the rapid rise in the logistics industry is stimulating the demand for personal protective equipment in the transportation industry.
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The report covers the end-use industries of the chemical protective clothing such as construction & manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare/medical, firefighting & law enforcement, mining, military, and others.
The primary restraint is market overcrowding due to the presence of low-cost products, which results in intense price pressure, especially in the high-visibility protective clothing market.
The protective claim is intended to preserve the taxpayer's right to a refund, and the overpayment amount can be stated as "$1.
Although these likely provide some protective value, their usefulness depends on the applicant's candor.
Staff had been protected by personal protective equipment and therefore, because of the absence of staff cases and an epidemiologic link, the identification of the cases was delayed.