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prophylactic

1. protecting from or preventing disease
2. a prophylactic drug or device, esp a condom
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Military training groups in Israel have declared certain caves off limits because of heavy tick presence (9) and have prophylactically administered doxycycline to those suspected to have been exposed (7).
She had both breasts removed, one that had cancer and the other prophylactically.
Those who subsequently undergo thyroid or parathyroid surgery are at high risk for developing severe symptomatic hypocalcemia if they are not monitored and adequately treated prophylactically.
The ability to prophylactically coat surfaces that may be exposed to nerve agents increases the likelihood of survival of the individual who may be required to touch such surfaces.
In one of many studies supporting the point, 80% (12) of 15 surgical patients treated prophylactically with diazepam went into alcohol withdrawal, and 13% (2) had delirium tremens; 10% (3) of 30 treated with donidine went into withdrawal, and none had delirium tremens (Anesth.
VIS410 demonstrated broad neutralization against all influenza A strains tested in vitro, and provided potent and specific protection in mouse models against a lethal dose of influenza A virus, both prophylactically and therapeutically.
Although the researchers said the findings proved their hypotheses, they admitted that overall acetaminophen use might have affected the final analysis, noting that "71% in the usual-care group received acetaminophen and 20% received it prophylactically, which made it more difficult to detect group differences.
05 indicates a highly significant reduction in the incidence of post operative bacteremia in the patients given amoxicillin prophylactically.
With so much success at preventing the transmission of the virus by using antiretroviral therapy prophylactically, one might ask, "Do we still need a vaccine?
Thus, the extract may retroactively correct damage that has already occurred, meaning that, should it eventually be used prophylactically against Alzheimer's disease, it might also be useful in restoring functions impaired by the accumulation of oligomers and/or fibrils.