- the preventing of disease.
- the prevention of a specific disease, as by studying the biological behavior, transmission, etc., of its causative agent and applying a series of measures against it.
Examples from the Web for prophylaxis
In the preceding chapter I had something to say about prophylaxis in general; I must again refer to it in detail.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
The prophylaxis of disease is in Alexanders opinion the important part of the physicians duty.Medieval Medicine|James J. (James Joseph) Walsh
And both parties assume that what is at issue is the scientific soundness of the prophylaxis.The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors|George Bernard Shaw
Prophylaxis against typhus fever is, therefore, primarily a question of vermin extermination.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
There is a passage, also, almost more interesting with regard to prophylaxis of rupture of the perineum.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh