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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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Let's look at a few reasons to continuously detoxify pollutants.
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We put the cells and beads into the cartridge, and when the patient's plasma flows through the fibers, the pig liver cells detoxify it and replace missing nutrients."
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated that a chemical that permits plants to detoxify heavy metals can be transported from the roots to stems and leaves.
Redimbo of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also suggests a system that can be engineered to detoxify chemical weapons, including sarin, soman, tabun, and VX gases.
The enzyme glutaredoxin utilizes a disulfide oxidation-reduction mechanism to detoxify free radicals and is one way organisms have evolved to handle oxidative stress.
Even meeting the deadline to detoxify all the material by 2006 would probably be difficult.''
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday in Naoshima Island, Kagawa Prefecture in western Japan, for the construction of a plant to detoxify industrial waste illegally dumped in nearby Teshima Island in the prefecture.
The primary series is called "yoga therapy" and is designed to detoxify and realign the body.
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A 1994 German study further reported that one spider plant could, in six, hours, detoxify a 100-cubic-foot room laden with formaldehyde.
Mel Chin's Revival Field, 1990-93, a collaboration with scientists, is an ongoing experiment that involves sowing and harvesting fibrous plants to detoxify sites--after the plants have absorbed heavy metals, they are gathered and incinerated.