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American English: /ˌproʊfəˈlæktɪk/
British English: /ˌprɒfɪˈlaktɪk/

Translation of prophylactic in Spanish:



  • 1 (Medicine, Pharmacology)
    fármaco (masculine) profiláctico
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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