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(dē-tŏks′) Informal
v. de·toxed, de·toxing, de·toxes
To subject (someone or something) to detoxification; detoxify: was taken to the hospital to be detoxed; detoxed their apartment.
To undergo detoxification: checked in to the clinic to detox.
n. (dē′tŏks′)
1. A facility or a section of a hospital or clinic in which people undergo detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
2. A course of treatment involving alcohol or drug detoxification.
3. A short-term health regimen involving procedures thought to remove toxins from the body, such as drinking large amounts of liquid, eating a restricted diet or fasting, taking nutritional supplements, and undergoing enemas.


Colloquial term for detoxification.

Patient discussion about detox

Q. What is Detox diet and is it healthy? Where it’s unhealthy?

A. It’s a diet plan to reduce the intake of toxins in the body, which you take from pollution and foods. Here you intake only natural foods like fruits or vegetables. Some even prefers taking water. It helps to detox i.e. remove the toxicity, which helps in the treatment of headaches, bloating, fatigue, lower immune system. As this does not provide all the nutrients to the body so it shall not be continued for long, like more than 3-4 days. On the other hand, pregnant women, children and diabetics shall not go for detox diet. Anyone else on strict diet shall avoid it.

Q. Can anyone give some important information on detox diet? Hi everyone. I am 25 years old and my weight is 74. I know I am overweight and to reduce this I have tried many diets. None of them satisfied me. As I am having some skin problems, so my friend suggested me to have detox diet. He says this will help in making skin glow and will help in weight reduction. I am getting interested in detox diet and soon I will start on it. I was here to get some information. Can anyone give some important information on detox diet?

A. I think it’s good for skin if your skin lacks nutrition and the glow it must exhibit. But if any infection is their then it will not cure it. As the detox diet is a simple diet with juice and fruits. It helps in weight reduction but will also not give you complete diet which is required by an adult of your age. Please do not replace your diet with detox diet. It will make you short of essential nutrition.

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During the detoxification process toxins are released from your bodytissue into the bloodstream and generate the typical detox symptoms.
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Rapid opiate detox is certainly not a cure, and it may well be worse than the disease.
A patient going through clonidine detox needs to be observed throughout the whole first day; a patient undergoing buprenorphine detox can leave the office after an hour or two.
Richard DeAndrea, founders of the 21 Day Detox that meets four Saturdays at the American University of Complimentary Medicine in West Los Angeles, say detox is just good personal housekeeping.
Gallus' newest location is now the third medical detox center the company has opened in addition to their Texas clinic in Sugar Land back in 2012.
According to scientists, detox diets are a waste of time and money.