Definición de prophylactic en inglés:


Saltos de línea: prophy|lac¦tic
Pronunciación: /ˌprɒfɪˈlaktɪk



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  • 1A medicine or course of action used to prevent disease: I took malaria prophylactics
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    • It is an anti-oestrogen widely used in the adjuvant therapy of breast cancer and is also used as a prophylactic to prevent the disease in high-risk women.
    • In animal experiments and observational research, vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, looks promising as a prophylactic against cardiovascular disease and cancer, but short term clinical trials have been disappointing.
    • Its use as a prophylactic, especially in cardiac surgery, may increase.
    preventive measure, precaution, safeguard, safety measure; preventive medicine
  • 2North American A condom.
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    • As the primary vehicle for the sale of prophylactics, drugstores brought condoms within the reach of increasing numbers of American males.
    • In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.
    • Faced with an epidemic of gonorrhea and syphilis, American commanders overseas ignored domestic advice-givers and followed the French practice of providing their men with prophylactics.
    condom, sheath; female condom
    British trademark Durex, Femidom
    informal Frenchy
    British informal johnny, something for the weekend
    North American informal rubber, safe, safety, skin
    British informal , • dated French letter
    dated protective



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  • Drugs like verapamil, divalproex, topiramate, lithium carbonate, methysergide and prednisone are used prophylactically in prevention.
  • You see, I am one of those people who live prophylactically and sanely and sensibly.
  • Following recovery from an acute episode they were treated prophylactically with lithium carbonate and followed for a period of two years.


late 16th century: from French prophylactique, from Greek prophulaktikos, from pro 'before' + phulassein 'to guard'.

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