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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Rapid detoxification from all opioids and relapse prevention is currently the most frequently used treatment approach in South Africa.
Routine detoxification is ordinarily handled by waste removal mechanisms in the digestive tract and liver, the filtering activities of the lymph system, and at immune system levels--where a complex army of antibodies, toxin-scavenging cells, and special chemicals weed out, destroy, and eliminate toxic waste.
These results indicate that it is possible to screen for detoxification inhibitors using fungal cultures, a step that will greatly facilitate on going searches for paldoxins.
The investigators tracked gestational age at the point of full detoxification and gestational age at the point naltrexone was started.
This study evaluated XR-NTX vs BUP-NX among adults with OUD who were actively using heroin at baseline and were admitted to community detoxification and treatment programs.
Detoxification refers to the process of taking endogenous substances such as hormones and endogenous compounds such as heavy metals and making them water-soluble so that they will be able to be excreted from the body in the bile or urine.
However, some detox protocols recommend months of "detoxification" and that is where the real dangers lie.
The study population included all pregnant heroin-addicted patients who underwent methadone detoxification at GSH between 2006 and 2010, although the first recorded case was in 2008.
Several decades after my introduction to integrative medicine, detoxification or "detox" has become a process that is accepted as a regular health strategy by the general public.
Nearly 70 % of the patients were admitted for detoxification report sleep problems prior to admission [14].
Gateshead Council has cut their residential detoxification budget for the borough by PS100,000 from 2013 to its current level of PS102,136.
Gateshead Council has cut their residential detoxification budget for the borough by PS100k from 2013 to its current level of PS102,136.