prophylactic

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prophylactic

1. protecting from or preventing disease
2. a prophylactic drug or device, esp a condom
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'Prophylactic antibiotic therapy is clearly more effective when begun pre-operatively and continued through intra-operative period, with the aim of achieving therapeutic blood levels throughout the operative period.
There is yet no evidence on the outcome of acute stroke if prophylactic antibiotic therapy is given to prevent aspiration pneumonia in high risk patients although some animal studies have suggested benefits of the same.