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Measures or treatment taken to prevent disease from occurring or a disease/disorder from becoming more severe rather than treating the disease or merely curing symptoms of the disease. A medical term for preventative is Prophylactic. Examples:  Immunizations, avoidance of smoking, regular exercise, prudent diet, adequate rest, correction of congenital anomalies, and screening programs for detection of preclinical signs of disorders.

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Preventative Therapies