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Definition of Prophylaxis

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treatment for prevention
Prophylaxis Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of health; preservative or preventive treatment.
  
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prophylaxis
\proph`y*lax"is\ (?), n. [nl. see prophylactic.] (med.) the art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of health; preservative or preventive treatment.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the prevention of disease
(hypernym) prevention, bar
Prophylaxis Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
BioProcess International™ Glossary
prevention of a disease or condition.
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Prophylaxis Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Preventive healthcare (alternately preventive medicine or prophylaxis) consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Just as health encompasses a variety of physical and mental states, so do disease and disability, which are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices. Health, disease, and disability are dynamic processes which begin before individuals realize they are affected. Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions that can be categorized as primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

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Prophylaxis Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Chess Terms
A strategy explored by Nimzovich, where you prevent your opponent from taking action in a certain area for fear of reprisal. Overprotection is a form of prophylaxis.
Prophylaxis Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
An attempt to prevent disease.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The prevention of disease.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Prevention of disease. In Military Medicine--Measures taken to prevent or reduce the harmful effects of chemical agents
Aids Glossary
a treatment that helps to prevent a disease or condition before it occurs (primary prophylaxis) or recurs (secondary prophylaxis).
Aegis
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
Treatment to prevent the onset of a particular disease ("primary" prophylaxis), or the recurrence of symptoms in an existing infection that has been brought under control ("secondary" prophylaxis, maintenance therapy).
ATIS
HIV Vaccine Glossary
prevention of disease.