Definition of Detoxification

1. Noun. A treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances.

Generic synonyms: Intervention, Treatment
Derivative terms: Detoxify



2. Noun. Treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver).
Generic synonyms: Medical Aid, Medical Care
Derivative terms: Detoxify

Definition of Detoxification

1. Noun. The process of removing toxins. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detoxification

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Detoxification

1. Treatment designed to free an addict from his drug habit. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detoxification

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Literary usage of Detoxification

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1. Approval and Monitoring of Narcotic Treatment Programs: A Guide on the Roles by Lynne C. McArthur, Yvonne Goldsberry (1998)
"(i) For short-term detoxification from narcotic drugs, the narcotic drug is required to be administered by the program physician or by an authorized agent ..."

2. The Burmese Connection: Illegal Drugs and the Making of the Golden Triangle by Ronald D. Renard (1996)
"How successful this approach can be in contemporary Burma is questionable, for even U Khant is less enthusiastic about the feasibility of detoxification and ..."

3. Treatment of Opiate Addiction Using Methadone: A Counselor's Manual by Michael J. McCann, Richard A. Rawson, Jeanne L. Obert (1995)
"As opposed to methadone maintenance, detoxification is available to virtually any addict. Programs who assign a counselor to work specifically with patients ..."

4. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"... (Photolytic and Biological Soil detoxification) TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION: This technology is a two-stage, in situ photolytic and biological detoxification ..."

5. Contracting for Managed Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: A Guide ...by Stephen Moss by Stephen Moss (2000)
"detoxification services should be designed to treat the patient's level of clinical severity and to achieve safe and comfortable withdrawal from ..."

6. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Protection Against by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"11-16 June 1995 Current Aspects of detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Töpfer Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. ..."

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