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biotransformation

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Chemical alteration of a substance within the body, as by the action of enzymes.

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  • noun biochemistry The changes (both chemical and physical) that occur to a substance (especially a drug) by the actions of enzymes within an organism

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Examples

  • Metabolism, also known as biotransformation, is a major factor in determining toxicity.

    Toxicity

  • In 1968, he received a PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK, for "research on the biotransformation of amylobarbitone in healthy adults and patients with chronic renal insufficiency."

    James Love: Dr K. Balasubramaniam Will Be Missed

  • In 1968, he received a PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK, for "research on the biotransformation of amylobarbitone in healthy adults and patients with chronic renal insufficiency."

    James Love: Dr K. Balasubramaniam Will Be Missed

  • In 1968, he received a PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK, for "research on the biotransformation of amylobarbitone in healthy adults and patients with chronic renal insufficiency."

    James Love: Dr K. Balasubramaniam Will Be Missed

  • In 1968, he received a PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK, for "research on the biotransformation of amylobarbitone in healthy adults and patients with chronic renal insufficiency."

    James Love: Dr K. Balasubramaniam Will Be Missed

  • In 1968, he received a PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK, for "research on the biotransformation of amylobarbitone in healthy adults and patients with chronic renal insufficiency."

    James Love: Dr K. Balasubramaniam Will Be Missed

  • This can be important since the degree of biotransformation, storage, and elimination (and thus toxicity) can be influenced by the time course and path taken by the chemical as it moves through the body.

    Distribution of toxicants in the body

  • In addition, biotransformation and elimination of a chemical may not be simple processes but subject to different rates as the blood levels change.

    Distribution of toxicants in the body

  • Phase I biotransformation reactions are simple reactions as compared to Phase II reactions.

    Biotransformation

  • At low doses, a xenobiotic may follow a biotransformation pathway that detoxifies the substance.

    Biotransformation

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