Definition of prophylaxis in English:
Treatment given or action taken to prevent disease: [with modifier]: all patients received preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis stroke prophylaxis
More example sentences
- In those who are severely immunosuppressed the treatment and prophylaxis of opportunistic infections remains important.
- Containment may not be possible without vaccination, prophylaxis or effective treatment.
- Most urologic procedures do not require preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis.