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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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The potential for a virus to jump from one species to another is dependent on its ability to bind to receptors on the cells of the animal or human, explains lead researcher Scott Kenney, assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine based in the Food Animal Health Research Program.
as it used to be," says Jeanette O'Quin, DVM, MPH-VPH, in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at Ohio State.
Since 1991, he has served as chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and as the university's Extension veterinarian for dairy cattle.

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