detoxification


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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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8] published an intervention study in 1990 that compared the pregnancy outcomes of mothers joining a methadone detoxification programme with those of mothers who continued uncontrolled street-drug use.
We have not abandoned residential detoxification, and certainly not for financial reasons.
while much is known about the role of Phase I enzymes in the metabolism of pharmaceuticals as well as their activation by environmental toxins, the role of Phase I detoxification in clinical practice has received less consideration than the Phase II enzyme systems.
stressed that medical detoxification should not be seen as the lone treatment to drug addiction.
We share this case with abstinence from zolpidem successfully under alcohol abstinence model, that is, combination of benzodiazepine detoxification and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.
According to a study published in PLoS One, people with genetic variations in detoxification enzyme systems may find they're especially sensitive to environmental contaminants--for instance, chemicals in fragrances, cleaning products, and building materials, resulting in symptoms such as headaches, nausea, or asthma.
The objective was to assess the outcomes of heroin-dependent patients 4 years after detoxification at the Opioid Detoxification Unit, by comparing the demographic, forensic, clinical and treatment data between patients with heroin use disorders who were actively using at the time of investigation and those who had been abstinent for at least the previous 4 weeks at the time of investigation.
The first detoxification in crash site of "Proton" was conducted on July 23-26.
By providing direct anti-free radical solutions or by stimulating natural endogenous mechanisms, Silab proposes a unique program of detoxification to prevent premature skin aging.
There are many methods for detoxification of aflatoxins.
this is particularly evident to detoxification (Department for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 2007: 35).
In addition to counseling, most people addicted to painkillers require a medication such as methadone or buprenorphine during both detoxification and maintenance therapy.