preventive medicine

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  1. the branch of medical science that deals with prevention of disease.

  2. a medication or other agent used for prophylaxis.

Origin of preventive medicine

First recorded in 1760–70

Words Nearby preventive medicine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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Cultural definitions for preventive medicine

preventive medicine

A branch of medicine that promotes activities to prevent the occurrence of disease.

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