prophylaxis

[ proh-fuh-lak-sis, prof-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF prophylaxis

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The prophylaxis of yellow-fever is suggested by means of static electricity.

Only in this way is the prophylaxis of arteriosclerosis possible.

Undoubtedly the most important phase of it is in prophylaxis.

Prophylaxis of the habit is an ethical question that we can scarcely do justice to here.

In prophylaxis of the family the first indication is to stop the production of degenerates.

Prophylaxis of degeneracy in the individual should commence with the birth of the child.

The prophylaxis of disease is in Alexander's opinion the important part of the physician's duty.

Our prophylaxis and diagnosis are important scientific departments of medicine dependent on observation rather than on theory.

There is a passage, also, almost more interesting with regard to prophylaxis of rupture of the perineum.

Many and diverse views as to its mode of diffusion and infection prevailed, but they furnished no safe ground for prophylaxis.

WORD ORIGIN

"preventive treatment of disease," 1746, Modern Latin, from Greek pro (see pro-) + phylaxis "a watching, guarding" (see prophylactic).

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