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detoxification

[dē‚täk·sə·fə′kā ·shən]
(biochemistry)
The act or process of removing a poison or the toxic properties of a substance in the body.
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Conyers, GA Detox with Homeopathy and Organic Foods: Learn the importance of eating organic foods and using homeopathy to help detoxify the body, Luc Chaltin, N.
Other CITA licensed facilities include the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach, University of Illinois Medical Center of Chicago and Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, in the nationwide effort to detoxify and rehabilitate addicts.
CITA, (Center for the Investigation and Treatment of Addiction) is the owner of a proprietary process known as UROD (Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification) (patent pending) to detoxify heroin addicts and individuals suffering from addiction to opiate-based drugs and medications.
In searching for a way to help his son Andrew, Goddin and his wife Deanna saw a need everybody has -- to detoxify.
Furlong is confident that injections of engineered recombinant PON1 will someday be similarly used to detoxify humans who have been exposed to organophosphates.
Earlier studies had found that corn-earworm P450 genes make substances that detoxify one of celery's natural insecticides.
Colvin owned a telemarketing business in the San Fernando Valley, selling securities in companies that purportedly developed a CD-ROM guide to Internet porn sites, operated weight loss centers or sold a system that could detoxify a person of drugs and alcohol in 15 minutes, according to the FBI.
a grant to develop high performance catalysts to detoxify nerve agents using the Company's Cross-Linked Enzyme Crystal (CLEC(TM)) technology.
The Company also offers an herbal supplement known as ASDEW which was developed to help cleanse and detoxify the body.
Among them are antioxidants that block gene damage, enzyme-inducing substances that detoxify carcinogens, sterols that stop the uncontrolled growth of cells and genistein, found in soy-based foods, which interferes with the blood supply to tumors.
Also, because hepatocytes express drug-metabolizing enzymes that metabolize or detoxify drugs or substances ingested into the body, they can help predict the effect of a compound on human livers.
ADT induces cells to make extra amounts of an enzyme that can detoxify cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke and other environmental contaminants, say the researchers.