preventive

(redirected from preventative)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

preventive

1. Med
a. tending to prevent disease; prophylactic
b. of or relating to the branch of medicine concerned with prolonging life and preventing disease
2. (in Britain) of, relating to, or belonging to the customs and excise service or the coastguard
3. Med any drug or agent that tends to prevent or protect against disease
4. another name for contraceptive
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to the major repairs that each of the Briggs Auto service locations address, the group has recently focused its efforts on explaining the importance of preventative vehicle service.
It is important that children use their preventative medication properly during the school holidays.
Due to a shortage of reimbursements available for the use of preventative technologies, many physicians and patients are hesitant to implement such systems, especially when they are uncertain about the cost-effectiveness.
Only 10% of councillors thought that the elderly and vulnerable people who need preventative or lower-level social care in their council area will be better off next year while nearly half (48%) think that they will be worse off.
This research strongly suggests that deep-seated masculinity beliefs are one core cause of men's poor health, inasmuch as they reduce compliance with recommended preventative health services," said Kristen W.
Allowing advertising of preventative claims for Schedule A diseases represents a major policy shift away from the historical emphasis on protecting vulnerable consumers in advertising directed at serious diseases.
So if you want a check-up, if you want screening, if you want a preventative vaccine, if you want advice, then the health service is there for you.
It was time to think differently about the way health insurance worked and preventative care was a vital component of that, he said.
Nasianceno recommends having a checklist of preventative maintenance procedures that is reviewed after every shift.
EOP created a dedicated preventative maintenance (PM) program and team under which the company's numerous building systems and equipment undergo periodic scheduled quality and efficiency checks.
If that doesn't control your exercise-induced asthma, you may need preventative medications such as inhaled corticosteroids.
coli preventative for pigs is currently undergoing clinical trials.