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Designed to prevent or protect against illness or disease
Prophylactic treatment strategies were developed to assist the practitioner in selecting a prophylactic drug for specific clinical situations.”
Serving to prevent or protect against an undesired effect
“Hence, one must always view it with suspicion and take prophylactic measures accordingly.”
Pertaining to healing, or having healing properties
Having properties that kill germs, bacteria or microbes
A medicine or treatment used to prevent illness or disease
“Quinine, as well as being used as a prophylactic against malaria, was also considered to be an appetite stimulant and a more general antidote to fever.”
Something serving to protect against an undesirable effect
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“The Colonial Office thought that spending money on economic development projects would be a better long-term prophylactic against unrest.”
A condom worn as a contraceptive
“Let that be a lesson to ya, laddie. Always wear a prophylactic!”
An antiseptic compound or preparation
A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury
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A preventive device or medication used to avoid pregnancy, including condom, diaphragm, and pill
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