detoxification


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Words related to detoxification

a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances

treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)

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Patients who are motivated to stop using heroin can continue detoxification with support and follow-up.
As we are now carrying out detoxification quite successfully in the community, we have seen a corresponding drop in demand for residential detox.
These statistics demonstrate that missing detoxification enzymes are playing a large role in most populations.
PhilHealth shall ensure the provision of the minimum standards of medical interventions to safely manage the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal associated with stopping drug use through a medical detoxification package,' it added.
As per the order, the detoxification wards cannot be considered functional till the Department of Health deputes necessary staff, including one counseling psychologist and two peer counsellors as attendents apart from the medical staff," said Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma, Member Secretary, DLSA.
During detoxification, benzodiazepines are used as substitution of cross-tolerant drugs to prevent progression from minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms to major ones.
There are no studies on the clinical, social or forensic outcomes following detoxification and psychosocial rehabilitation of heroin-dependent patients treated at the Opioid Detoxification Unit, nor are there studies comparing long-term clinical, social and forensic outcomes for active heroin users v.
According to him, the new detoxification will be conducted on August 5-10.
Also, Defensine and Celldetox reinforce cell detoxification.
A promising new strategy is to identify nutrients and phytochemicals that can directly target intrinsic cytoprotective mechanisms, including modulation of the expression of (1) genes involved in the detoxification of xenobiotics, (2) genes involved in the synthesis and regulation of intrinsic antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes, (3) genes involved in the regulation of inflammation, and (4) vitagenes.
The detoxification effect of citric acid was investigated in rice samples and the results revealed the effectiveness of 1N citric acid in reducing aflatoxins levels in rice samples (Safara et al.
The need for an increase in community and residential detoxification services in Ireland has been articulated at local and national level (Doyle and Ivanovic, 2010; McDonnell and Van Hout, 2010; 2011).
Michael Miller, editor-in-chief of the publication, explains that treatment for a painkiller addiction is most successful when it occurs in two phases: detoxification to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms after opioid use stops, followed by a longer (and sometimes indefinite) maintenance phase.
Scanlan, MD's article "Suboxone: concerns behind the miracle" (November/December 2010 issue), and we are writing to elaborate on several points and to review detoxification and maintenance treatment evidence to expand upon his anecdotal experience.