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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The prevention of disease.

Usage examples (33)
  • In addition, the available treatments for long-term prophylaxis are associated with significant side effects.
  • Use of Tamiflu to prevent infection, a procedure called prophylaxis, has occasionally given rise to resistant viruses.
  • Richet calls this hypersensitivity with regard to toxins, anaphylaxis, in contrast to phylaxis or prophylaxis, meaning protection.
  • - Always give antitetanus prophylaxis if available. for more
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