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

Other Words from chemoprevention

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

Examples of chemoprevention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group has also worked to find a second manufacturer for SPAQ-CO, ensuring that enough doses will be available for next year’s seasonal chemoprevention campaign, too. Popular Science, 7 Jan. 2021 Controlling the spread of the disease requires multiple tactics, including chemoprevention, where children are treated with preventative malaria drugs during the rainy season when the mosquito populations are at their peak. Popular Science, 7 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 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, 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of chemoprevention

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemoprevention

chemo- + prevention

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“Chemoprevention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemoprevention. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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 chemoprevention (audio) \ adjective

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