A strategy explored by Nimzovich. Taken from the Greek word prophylaktikos, meaning to guard or prevent beforehand, prophylaxis (or a prophylactic move) stops the opponent from taking action in a certain area for fear of some type of reprisal. Overprotection is a form of prophylaxis.
this term refers to taking medications taken to prevent infections from developing as the immune system falters. Prophylaxis can improve HIV patient's quality of life and survival. If effective HIV treatment raises the CD4 count above certain thresholds, prophylaxis can be stopped.
any means taken to prevent disease. For example, vaccination, or giving antibiotics when patients undergo procedures which put them at risk of acquiring an infection although they do not have an infection at the time of the procedure.
Protection from or the prevention of disease; preventive (i.e., prophylactic) therapy; often refers to the use of a drug, mechanical agent, or procedure to prevent infection with certain microorganisms (e.g. bacteria).
a defense or protection. Several drugs are available to patients with suppressed immune systems to prevent certain opportunistic infections. For example, Bactrim is a prophylaxis against PCP. Using a condom is a phophylaxis against most sexually transmitted diseases.
A treatment given to a person to prevent them from getting a particular disease. Treatment intended to prevent the onset of an infection or disease. Â Click here to return to listÂ Click here to return to list
The prevention of a problem. For example, antibiotics are often given to transplant patients in the first yea after their operation to prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia - a complication of the anti-rejection drugs.
(Also called a “prophy” for short.) The professional cleaning and removal of plaque, stains, and calculus on the teeth, performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Ideally performed at least every six months. See "Professional cleaning."
Treatment to prevent the onset of a particular disease (primary prophylaxis), or the recurrence of symptoms in an existing infection that has been brought under control (secondary prophylaxis, maintenance therapy).
Prophylaxis (Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿Ï†Ï…Î»Î±ÎºÏ„Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï‚, "prophylaktikos," to guard or prevent beforehand) refers to any medical or public health procedure whose purpose is to prevent, rather than treat or cure, disease. Roughly, prophylactic measures are divided between primary prophylaxis (to prevent the development of a disease) and secondary prophylaxis (whereby the disease has already developed and the patient is protected against worsening of this process).
Prophylaxis (Greek προφυλακτικος, "prophylaktikos," to guard or prevent beforehand) or a prophylactic move in chess stops the opponent from taking action in a certain area for fear of some type of reprisal. Prophylactic moves are aimed at not just improving one's position, but preventing the opponent from improving his. Perhaps the most common prophylactic idea is the advance of the rook pawn to avert the possibility of back rank mate.