Definition of detoxification in English:

detoxification

noun

  • 1The process of removing toxic substances or qualities.

    • ‘Whereas the traditional process of detoxification was limited to the removal of the toxic substance from the system, this is only a small part of the aims of the modern detox.’
    • ‘However, the mechanism of detoxification of secondary metabolites in plant cells is less well understood.’
    • ‘Watson advises a two-part, whole-body detoxification, which can be done simultaneously.’
    • ‘These are to assist with detoxification, in case of poisoning.’
    • ‘I recommend that he also try herbs and detoxification.’
    • ‘Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid required for membrane stabilization and detoxification.’
    • ‘Ethanol, similarly to most environmental toxins, requires metabolic activation and subsequent detoxification by a series of enzymes.’
    • ‘The role of phase II enzymes in either activation or detoxification is beyond the possibilities of this method.’
    • ‘Tannins may be involved in cellular detoxification.’
    • ‘By applying unique pressures to the ten zones of the feet, the body returns to a state of balance and well being, improving blood circulation and aiding the process of detoxification.’
    • ‘Organic acids play a role in mediating detoxification of metals by plants.’
    • ‘In this way, ellagic acid effectively increases detoxification of carcinogens and reduces mutagenesis and tumourigenesis.’
    • ‘Documented functions of HBs include storage and transport of oxygen, nitric oxide detoxification, and facilitating oxygen diffusion in symbiotic tissues.’
    • ‘Ascorbic acid is a small, water-soluble anti-oxidant molecule which acts as a primary substrate in the cyclic pathway for enzymatic detoxification of hydrogen peroxide.’
    • ‘The proportion of H 2 O 2 detoxification that involves redox turnover of the glutathione pool is difficult to estimate.’
    • ‘These enzymes link the detoxification of toxic H 2 O 2 to oxidation of the reductant ascorbate.’
    • ‘Disruption of the delicate balance of metabolic activation and detoxification of chemical carcinogens is a process that may facilitate such an effect.’
    • ‘This indicated that tissue stable sulfur isotope turnover in these mussels is influenced by sulfide detoxification activities.’
    • ‘It is not surprising to find a very high level of functional redundancy among enzymes involved in the detoxification of hydrogen peroxide.’
    • ‘He ate mainly carbohydrates in the evening to help the body to maintain the blood glucose levels required for the night-time activities of detoxification and repair.’
    1. 1.1 Medical treatment of an alcoholic or drug addict involving abstention from drink or drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins.
      • ‘Subjects were 11 individuals admitted to an inpatient substance abuse treatment unit for alcohol detoxification.’
      • ‘The withdrawal process must be carefully monitored because barbiturate or alcohol detoxification can be life-threatening.’
      • ‘Further, this study was confined to addicts entering detoxification in two hospitals in one section of The Bronx.’
      • ‘Counselling and drug detoxification should also be targeted to injecting drug users in holding cells.’
      • ‘Buprenorphine also appears to be effective when used in detoxification treatment.’
      • ‘The higher education did not, however, explain the higher awareness of using buprenorphine for detoxification from opiates.’
      • ‘After detoxification, the patient can be referred to a drug rehabilitation clinic or Narcotics Anonymous.’
      • ‘Among women, those in the labor force were more likely to have been in drug treatment or detoxification.’
      • ‘The major remedy they proposed was for detoxification and treatment programs to drop the insurance or Medicaid requirement for admission.’
      • ‘Patients who are dependent on opioids or benzodiazepines may require detoxification from these substances as well.’
      • ‘If you have serious withdrawal symptoms or other medical problems, you might have to go to a hospital for detoxification.’
      • ‘Women who used prior mental health services are more likely to use additional drug treatment modalities beyond detoxification.’
      • ‘Race and frequency of opiate use at baseline were predictors of drug use during out-patient detoxification.’
      • ‘One study involves a medication trial of buprenorphine as a detoxification treatment for heroin addiction.’
      • ‘Addicts who have attempted detoxification and failed are eligible to participate in the studies.’
      • ‘Do you think HIV testing should be available to clients in drug detoxification facilities such as this one?’
      • ‘His drug problem was so severe at this stage, that he needed a period of in-patient treatment and detoxification.’
      • ‘When dependence is more advanced, the discomfort of withdrawal may necessitate medical detoxification.’
      • ‘We wished to investigate whether opiate addicts who have undergone inpatient detoxification might have a similarly increased mortality after treatment.’
      • ‘Entry into methadone detoxification was predicted by a higher frequency of drug injecting.’

Pronunciation:

detoxification

/dēˌtäksəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/