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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
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Preventive vaccines have been classified based on its types like Live, Attenuated Vaccines, Inactivated vaccines, Subunit Vaccines, Toxoid Vaccines, Conjugated Vaccines, DNA Vaccines, recombinant vector vaccines etc.
The Institute of Medicine's Committee on Preventive Services for Women, which consisted of specialists in disease prevention, women's health issues, adolescent health issues, and evidence-based guidelines, conducted a review of preventive services necessary to ensure women's health and well-being.
The conference is organized by the National Guard Health Affairs and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in collaboration with the Community and Preventive Medicine western region.
Dr Mahmood Fikri, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Policies, said that the preventive complex in Khorfakkan has diverse services that serve the city of Khorfakkan and nearby areas.
Nationally representative data suggest that a large proportion of children and adults in Medicaid have certain health conditions, particularly obesity, that can be identified or managed by preventive services, and adults' receipt of preventive services varies widely.
The campaign, developed in conjunction with the Advertising Council, encourages men older than 40 to learn which preventive screening tests are recommended for them and when the tests should be conducted.
The third gap is relating preventive war doctrine to the potential nexus between proliferation and nonstate terrorist entities.
Preventive maintenance schedules the rebuilding or replacement of parts or machines prior to failure.
The commander sets the standards, leads by example, and ensures the establishment of devices or practices that promote unit or collective Preventive Medicine Measures (PMM).
However, the Supreme Court ruled that in cases where the harassment culminates in a tangible employment action, the employer is vicariously liable regardless of whether the employer had preventive anti-harassment policies in place and regardless of whether the employer took remedial action once learning of the conduct.
A Food and Drug Administration Web site states: "At this time FDA does not have sufficient information to recommend the use of preventive antibiotics for all women undergoing [RU-486] abortion.

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