chemoprevention

noun
che·​mo·​pre·​ven·​tion | \ ˌkē-mō-pri-ˈven(t)-shən How to pronounce chemoprevention (audio) \

Definition of chemoprevention

: the use of chemical agents to prevent or slow the development of cancer

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Other Words from chemoprevention

chemopreventive \ ˌkē-​mō-​pri-​ˈven-​tiv How to pronounce chemopreventive (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web The same holds for indoor spraying with insecticides and seasonal chemoprevention, in which children are given antimalaria drugs during the disease’s high season, regardless of whether they are infected. Leslie Roberts, Science | AAAS, "Scientists worried the pandemic would cause malaria deaths to soar. So far, it hasn’t happened," 17 Aug. 2020 Antenatal visits are down in some places, and that’s where pregnant women, who are very vulnerable to severe malaria, receive chemoprevention and bed nets along with regular checkups. Leslie Roberts, Science | AAAS, "Scientists worried the pandemic would cause malaria deaths to soar. So far, it hasn’t happened," 17 Aug. 2020 In addition to imaging screenings, researchers continue to refine chemoprevention, or the prescribing of drugs that lower a person’s risk of developing cancer. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "MRI scans are better than mammograms for certain types of breast cancer screenings, researchers find," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of chemoprevention

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Chemoprevention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemoprevention. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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chemoprevention

noun
che·​mo·​pre·​ven·​tion | \ -pri-ˈven-chən How to pronounce chemoprevention (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemoprevention

: the use of chemical agents to prevent the development of cancer

Other Words from chemoprevention

chemopreventive \ -​ˈven-​tiv How to pronounce chemopreventive (audio) \ adjective

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