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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(14) We are equally concerned about a "revolving door" of detoxification in which patients cycle in and out of acute care for repeated detoxifications.
Because buprenorphine-dependent people can have a harder time withdrawing than methadone or oxycodone (OxyContin) addicts, clinicians might be wiser to use other methods--such as such as gabapentin plus venlafaxine or duloxetine, with clonidine, naproxen, and prochlorperazine as needed--when two or three detoxifications using buprenorphine end in relapse.
Because buprenorphine-dependent people can have a harder time withdrawing than methadone or oxycodone (OxyContin) addicts, clinicians might be wiser to move onto other methods, such as such as gabapentin plus venlafaxine or duloxetine, with clonidine, naproxen, and prochlorperazine as needed, when two or three detoxifications using buprenorphine end in relapse.