Detoxification

The inactivation of destruction of a toxin by alteration, binding or breakdown of the toxic molecule. (1) A process, or processes, of metabolism which renders a toxic molecule less toxic by removal, alteration or masking of active functional groups. (2) To treat patients suffering from poisoning in such a way as to reduce the probability and/or severity of harmful effects....

Detoxification

Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including, but not limited to, the human body and additionally can refer to the period of withdrawal during which an organism returns to homeostasis after long-term use of an addictive substance. In medicine, detoxification can be...
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detoxification

(de-tok″sĭ-fĭ-ka´shәn) reduction of the toxic properties of a substance. treatment designed to assist in recovery from the toxic effects of a drug. metabolic detoxification reduction of the toxic properties of a substance by chemical changes induced in ...
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detoxification

noun treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
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Detoxification

[alternative medicine] Detoxification in the context of alternative medicine consists of an approach that claims to rid the body of `toxins` – accumulated harmful substances that allegedly exert undesirable effects on individual health in the short or long term. Detoxification usually includes one or more of: dieting, fasting, consuming e...
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Detoxification

Achieved by Chelation and/or by special diets
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detoxification

Reduction in toxic properties of compounds.
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detoxification

removal of toxic (poisonous) substances. Detoxification of the blood is an important function of the liver.
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detoxification

Treatment designed to free an addict from his drug habit. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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detoxification

treatment designed to free an addict from his drug habit.
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Detoxification

treatment given either to fight a person's dependence on alcohol or other drugs or to rid the body of a poisonous substance and its effects
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detoxification

Type: Term Pronunciation: dē-tok′si-fi-kā′shŭn Definitions: 1. Recovery from the toxic effects of a drug. 2. Removal of the toxic properties from a poison. 3. Metabolic conversion of pharmacologically active principles to pharmacologically less active principles. Synonyms: detoxication
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detoxification

[n] - a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances 2. [n] - treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
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