Definitions for "Chemoprophylaxis"
The administration of an antibiotic agent to prevent an infection, or to prevent an incubating infection from progressing to disease, or to eliminate a carrier state to prevent transmission and disease in others. Chemoprophylaxis is currently available for anthrax, plague, Q fever, and tularemia.
The use of chemical agents to prevent infectious disease.
Taking antimalarial drugs to prevent the disease.