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biotransformation

Pronunciation: bī′ō-trans′fōr-mā′shŭn

Definition: The conversion of molecules from one form to another within an organism, often associated with change (increase, decrease, or little change) in pharmacologic activity; refers especially to drugs and other xenobiotics.

Synonym(s): biodegradation

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