detoxification


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de·tox·i·fi·ca·tion

 (dē-tŏk′sə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The process of detoxifying: detoxification of drugs by the liver; detoxification of industrial waste.
2. A medically supervised treatment program for individuals with alcohol or drug intoxication, designed to rid the body of toxic substances and manage withdrawal symptoms.
3. A short-term health regimen involving procedures thought to remove toxins from the body, such as drinking large amounts of liquid, eating a restricted diet or fasting, taking nutritional supplements, and undergoing enemas.

de•tox•i•fi•ca•tion

(diˌtɒk sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

also de•tox`i•ca′tion,



n.
1. the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excreted substances.
2. the process of withdrawing a person from dependence on a habituating drug.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detoxification - a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
2.detoxification - treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
Translations
detoxifikace

detoxification

[diːˌtɒksɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n
[addict] → désintoxication f
(= cleansing of system) → désintoxication fdetoxification centre ncentre m de désintoxicationdetoxification programme ncure f de désintoxication

detoxification

nEntgiftung f; (for drug addict) → Entziehungskur f

de·tox·i·fi·ca·tion

n. destoxificación, reducción de las propiedades tóxicas de una sustancia.

detoxification, detox

(fam) n desintoxicación f
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