GC: nf

S: ADDC – (last access: 15 August 2021); NCBI – (last access: 15 August 2021).

N: 1. – detoxification (n): 1905, of substances, “action of depriving of poisonous qualities;” 1971, “removal of addictive substances from the body,” originally in reference to habitual heavy drinkers of alcohol; see detoxify + noun ending -ation. As a type of alternative health treatment, by 1997.
– detox (v), (n): 1972 as a verb, “subject (someone) with an addiction to detoxification,” a colloquial abbreviation of detoxify; 1975 as a noun, “place for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts,” a colloquial abbreviation of detoxification (center, facility, etc.).
2. Detoxification, or detox, is the process of letting the body remove the drugs in it. The purpose of detox is to safely manage withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking drugs or alcohol.
Everyone has a different experience with detox. The type of drug and how long it was used affect what detox will be like.
3. detoxication, detoxification. Liver and Biliary Ducts / Digestive Tract: The destruction of toxic properties of a substance, a major function of the liver.
4. [In] terrestrial animals, and in some of the larger aquatic animals, ammonia is converted into some less harmful compounds (detoxication). In mammals, including man, it is detoxified to urea, which may be considered as being formed by the condensation of one molecule of carbon dioxide with two molecules of ammonia …
5. disintoxication. Non-Surgical Treatment / Tobacco Industry / Drugs and Drug Addiction: A treatment given to free an individual from his dependence on a toxic substance (tobacco, alcohol, narcotic).

S: 1. OED – (last access: 15 August 2021). 2. (last access: 15 August 2021). 3 to 5. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 15 August 2021).

SYN: detoxication

S: TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 15 August 2021); ADDC – (last access: 15 August 2021).

CR: drug addiction, poisoning, rehabilitation.