[kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-, kem-oh-]
- prevention of disease by means of chemical agents or drugs or by food nutrients.
Origin of chemoprophylaxis
Also called che·mo·pre·ven·tion [kee-moh-pri-ven-shuh n] /ˌki moʊ prɪˈvɛn ʃən/.
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Examples from the Web for chemoprevention
I could have opted for chemoprevention, taken estrogen blockers for a few years.Goodbye to My Breasts
April 24, 2010
- the prevention of disease using chemical drugs
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- The use of chemical agents, drugs, or food supplements to prevent disease.
- Disease prevention by use of chemicals or drugs.
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