A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive.
Defending or preserving from disease; preventive.
In medicine, something that prevents or protects.
a method used for the prevention of a disease
A drug or device used to prevent disease; commonly used to refer to a condom.
a prophylactic measure is one which attempts to prevent disease from occurring.
Used to prevent infection.
A drug or device used to prevent disease such as a condom.
Also called condom or safe. It resembles an elastic waterproof sleeve in which the penis is inserted. Previously used as a method of contraception, it's current use is more as a safeguard against venereal disease.
Tending to ward of disease.
adj. (pro-fuh-LACK-tick) Guarding against infection or disease
prevents disease or infection
describes a medicine or procedure intended to prevent illness
Herbs used to prevent a disease or a condition.
anything that prevents or guards from infectious disease.
remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications"
tending to ward off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
a medication or a treatment designed and used to prevent
A type of treatment designed to prevent a disease or a complication that has not yet become evident.
Agent or device that prevents or helps to prevent the development of disease.
Helping prevent disease.
Designed to prevent, as opposed to treat, a disease or condition.
A medical procedure or practice that prevents or protects against a disease or condition (eg, vaccines, antibiotics, drugs).
a preventive measure or medication.
Referring to preventive treatment (i.e., prophylaxis); a medication, procedure, or device that serves as a preventive against disease.
Anything used to prevent disease.
preventative measure that helps to prevent disease or infection
a medicine that protects or defends against infection and disease.
A preventive measure taken in an attempt to fend off a disease or another unwanted consequence.
Helps in the prevention of disease.
Something that helps prevent against injury.
Used to describe medications or treatments that are preventative in the treatment of disease.
Prevents or protects against illness. Garlic, Allium sativum
treatment administered or taken to prevent disease.
Preventive or protective; a drug, vaccine, regimen, or device designed to prevent, or provide protection against, a given disease or disorder.
Something that helps prevent injury or disease.
medical therapy initiated to prevent or guard against dis-ease and infection.
Term used to describe medicines into a preventive nature.
Treatment aimed at preventing an illness occuring
Something administered to prevent the development of a problem such as antibiotics given to prevent the possibility of an infection.
Agent that wards off disease: Bladderwrack, Chickweed, Green Walnut, Garlic, Echinacea and Goldenseal. Purgative: An agent that causes cleansing or watery evacuation of the bowels, usually with griping (painful cramps): Ipecac and Mustard.
A preventive measure. The word comes from the Greek for "an advance guard," an apt term for a measure taken to fend off a disease or another unwanted consequence. See the entire definition of Prophylactic
preventative, as in antibiotics taken after surgery to prevent infection
A preventive medicine, device or measure; often referring to condoms or a dental dam.
Preventative of disease or infection
aids in warding off diseases
An agent given to prevent the occurrence of a disease or symptom(s).
Preventative. Prophylactic medication is taken to prevent the onset of a condition such as migraine.
A substance or procedure that helps to prevent disease.
guarding from or preventing disease.
Agent which wards off disease.
Prevention- a prophylactic removal of the ovaries may be considered by some women who are at a high risk of ovarian cancer.