Meaning of prophylaxis
Pronunciation: (prō"fu-lak'sis, prof"u-), [key]
- 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.
- prophylactic treatment, as the cleaning of the teeth by a dentist or dental hygienist.
- prophylaxis (Thesaurus)