Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Action taken to prevent disease, especially by specified means or against a specified disease.‘the treatment and prophylaxis of angina pectoris’
preventive treatment, prevention, protectionView synonyms
- ‘In those who are severely immunosuppressed the treatment and prophylaxis of opportunistic infections remains important.’
- ‘Antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended for bacteremic procedures to prevent brain abscess.’
- ‘We have to distinguish between prophylaxis and prevention, and treatment.’
- ‘The patient should then see a dentist immediately for splinting and antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘Should aspirin be a short term intervention after a vascular event or a long term agent for cardiovascular prophylaxis?’
- ‘Penicillin is the agent of choice for intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘Physicians who have been exposed to a person known to have pertussis need antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘They need to be backed up by drugs for prophylaxis and treatment of opportunistic infections.’
- ‘It was approved in 1993 for treatment and prophylaxis of infection in adults.’
- ‘Routine use of antimicrobial prophylaxis or serologic testing after a tick bite is not recommended.’
- ‘Most urologic procedures do not require preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘The fourth reading of circumcision saw it as a form of medical prophylaxis.’
- ‘Containment may not be possible without vaccination, prophylaxis or effective treatment.’
- ‘For many procedures, antibiotic prophylaxis is given during the induction of anesthesia.’
- ‘For this reason antibiotic prophylaxis during labour should be started as soon as possible after risk factors have been identified.’
- ‘Currently, there is no vaccine for the disease, and postexposure prophylaxis is not effective.’
- ‘These surgical patients would receive our routine antibiotic prophylaxis as well as the study drug.’
- ‘How can nurses plan for antibiotic prophylaxis, a role that is so important to patient safety?’
- ‘In consequence, the author counsels vigorous treatment for psychosis and prophylaxis for those at risk of it.’
- ‘Medical prophylaxis is effective in up to 80% of patients with recurrent calcium stones.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from pro- ‘before’ + Greek phulaxis ‘act of guarding’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.