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noun as in precaution

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Currently, the state only offers post-exposure prophylaxis, vaccines implemented after an individual comes into contact with a virus.

A study that took place in Brazil that found incredible benefits of ivermectin as prophylaxis also failed to withstand scrutiny.

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For example, both of those countries played big roles in our studies of pre-exposure prophylaxis.

They want to make it easier to get a hold of pre-exposure prophylaxis.

They must be approached by what physicians call prophylaxis—that is, by methods of sanitation and prevention.

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.

Long-named organizations exist for moral prophylaxis and for the prevention of cruelty to children and animals.

But, surely, one day science will succeed in doing so; that will be chiefly through prophylaxis and rational hygiene.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prophylaxis, such as: prevention, sanitation, and treatment.

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