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detoxification

 [de-tok″sĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
1. reduction of the toxic properties of a substance.
2. 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 the body, producing a compound which is less poisonous or more readily eliminated.

de·tox·i·fi·ca·tion

(dē-tok'si-fi-kā'shŭn),
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.
Synonym(s): detoxication

de·tox·i·fi·ca·tion

(dē-tok'si-fi-kā'shŭn)
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.
Synonym(s): detoxication.

Patient discussion about detoxication

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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One of the best known of this group is feritin which binds iron intracellularly and is responsible for detoxication (e.g.
Detoxication reactions of glutathione and glutathione transferases.
"The Health Ministry has estimated the planned medical detoxication rehab facility to average BD 10 million", stressing the urgent need to include the crucial project In the two-year state project.
is you follow towards the exit via Jane Lawson's lm, e Detoxication of Capitalism and Freedom, which shows what happened when she time-lapse lmed toxin-consuming oyster mushrooms snacking on capitalist tracts.
e lodging house has space to accommodate 12 people aged between 18 and 65 years old and provides a range of dierent services for its residents including rehabilitation and detoxication programmes.
The role of GSTs as a secondary resistance mechanism in detoxication of the oxon analog of fenitrothion was reported in An.
The reaction of reactive nitrogen species and thiolic groups, with formation of S-nitrozotioli (RSNO), leads to their detoxication [32].
Effects of parenteral nutrition supplemented with glutamine or glutamine dipeptides on liver antioxidant and detoxication systems in rats.
Coumarin and mainly furanocoumarins can alter the detoxication capability of an organism, by reversibly or irreversibly inhibiting cytochrome P450 detoxication enzymes [30, 31].
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