Detoxification (disambiguation)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Detoxification is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body.

Detoxification, detoxication or detox may also refer to:

Medicine and science[edit]

  • Alcohol detoxification is the medical treatment for alcohol dependence through the abrupt cessation of alcohol intake, often coupled with substitution of cross-tolerant drugs that have effects similar that of alcohol so as to prevent alcohol withdrawal
  • Drug detoxification is the intervention in a case of physical dependence to a drug; the process and experience of a withdrawal syndrome; and any of various treatments for acute drug overdose
  • Heavy metal detoxification is the removal of metallic toxic substances from the body
  • Chelation therapy, a form of heavy metal detoxification, is a medical technique involving the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body
  • Drug metabolism, xenobiotic metabolism or xenobiotic detoxification is the process of metabolising a toxic substance into a less toxic or more easily excreted substance within a biological organism
  • Environmental remediation, detoxification of environmental pollutants, is the breaking down, removal and/or cleansing of toxic substances form the environment such as after soil or water contamination.
  • Detoxification (alternative medicine) is the use of unscientific treatments purported to assist the body in removing unspecified "toxins"


  • Digital detox is a period of time when an individual refrains from using electronic connecting devices such as smartphones and computers.

Popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

  • D-Tox, a 2002 film starring Sylvester Stallone