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  • noun Plural form of xenobiotic.

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  • Toxicants may also be referred to as xenobiotics; that is, chemicals that are “foreign to living systems.”

    Toxicology

  • Glutathione S-transferases (GST) are a family of homodimeric enzymes that play a pivotal role in cell detoxification by catalyzing the conjugation of many endogenous and exogenous hydrophobic electrophiles (such as xenobiotics) with reduced glutathione, thus neutralizing their effects within the cellular environment

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  • A study in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, for instance, showed saunas could help remove heavy metals and chemical xenobiotics.

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  • A study in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, for instance, showed saunas could help remove heavy metals and chemical xenobiotics.

    Grace Suh Coscia, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.: How a Korean Spa Can Keep You Lean, Rejuvenated and Sexy

  • Active transport is important in the transport of xenobiotics into the liver, kidney, and central nervous system and for maintenance of electrolyte and nutrient balance.

    Absorption of toxicants

  • Due to such route-specific differences in absorption, xenobiotics are often ranked for hazard in accordance with the route of exposure.

    Absorption of toxicants

  • Depending on where and how the xenobiotics act, the result may be either an increase or a decrease in neurotransmission.

    Neurotoxicity

  • Passive transfer is the most common way that xenobiotics cross cell membranes.

    Absorption of toxicants

  • Under normal conditions, xenobiotics are poorly absorbed within the mouth and esophagus, due mainly to the very short time that a substance resides within these portions of the gastrointestinal tract.

    Absorption of toxicants

  • The illustration in Figure 4 demonstrates the passive diffusion and filtration of xenobiotics through a typical cell membrane.

    Absorption of toxicants

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