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to subject to detoxification.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


To diminish or remove the poisonous quality of any substance; to lessen the virulence of any pathogenic organism.
Synonym(s): detoxify
[L. de, from, + toxicum, poison]
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tr.v. detoxi·cated, detoxi·cating, detoxi·cates
To detoxify.
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To diminish or remove the poisonous quality of any substance; to lessen the virulence of any pathogenic organism.
Synonym(s): detoxicate.
[L. de, from, + toxicum, poison]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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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John's wort and cyclosporine showed that elimination half-life of the detoxicating proteins (e.g., CYP3A4 and P-gp) was 4.4 days, suggesting that a period of 2-3 weeks may be required for normalization of the level of the detoxicating proteins and the dose of cyclosporine should be carefully monitored and modified as necessary for at least 2 weeks after the cessation of St.
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