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pree ven tuh tiv

  • n  remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • n  any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • n  an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  • a  tending to prevent or hinder
  • s  preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

  • Gardasil and some vaccines in clinical trial are preventative, but drug companies such as MGI Pharma are studying therapeutic vaccines to treat those already infected with the virus.
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  • Spot's Corner: Get a leash on furry finance
    Have you been thinking about expanding your family? The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is now competing in the $100,000 challenge from the American Society for the Preventative of Cruelty to Animals, working to get as many pets adopted as possible by Aug. 31. But before running to help by adopting a cat or dog, we must do our due diligence in budgeting for owning a pet.
    June 14, 2013 - Savannah Morning News
  • City begins summer-long street maintenance
    Street crews with the City of Sequim will conduct preventative maintenance by sealing cracks throughout the summer on the length of Washington Street, West Brownfield Road and the Emerald Highlands neighborhood. Drivers may notice traffic revisions of rerouting lanes but no delays.
    June 13, 2013 - Sequim Gazette
  • Study Says HIV Drug Tenofovir Also Helps Prevent Contraction Of The Virus
    Brett Smith for - Your Universe Online New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that a daily pill can prevent the contraction of HIV for intravenous drug users. The four-year study , which was published in The Lancet , boosts the argument of those advocating a preventative strategy called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. "This is a significant step ...
    June 13, 2013 - redOrbit

  • Gord Ash in The Associated Press
    It's a preventative measure,assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "We haven't had any problems so far."
  • Barack Obama in FOXNews (blog)
    Obama said he would give the Department of Justice "every tool" necessary to hold Massey "accountable" for the "decisions they made and preventative measures they failed to take."
  • Francois Fillon in Forbes
    Prime Minister Francois Fillon, who was briefed by police in Villiers-le-Bel, said things were "much calmer than the previous two nights, but we feel that things are still fragile, and we need a large preventative force on the ground so that what...

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