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Medical Term:

detoxification

Pronunciation: de-tok'si-fi-ka'shun

Definition:

  1. Recovery from the toxic effects of a drug.
  2. Removal of the toxic properties from a poison.
  3. Metabolic conversion of pharmacologically active principles to pharmacologically less active principles.

Synonym(s): detoxication

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