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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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Part II concludes with Rockmore's aforementioned essay on the ethical and moral aspects of American use of preventive force.
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.
5% of the respondents consider the development of preventive vaccine and drugs important, followed by the establishment of preventive systems (63.
Morally, the defensive use of military force is often easy to justify, but the preventive use of military force is not.
The preventive medicine training brings theory and practice together, and it will be invaluable when we are deployed," said Sgt.
More cost effective preventive maintenance programs
The success of these preventive measures lies in the fact that the benefits affect the entire society.
Other considerations are the patient's history of preventive care, if they are currently in the process of orthodontia, and medical issues such as xerostomia.
15%), but less often were for preventive care (11% vs.
As well, in its article, Screening for depression in primary care: recommendation statement from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, authors Harriet MacMillan, Christopher J.
THERE IS NO MORE IMPORTANT A PRINCIPLE THAN THAT OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE.

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