Sep 13 2017

Xenobiotic detoxification #xenobiotic #detoxification

# xenobiotic xenobiotic a chemical compound foreign to a given biological system. With respect to animals and humans, xenobiotics include drugs, drug metabolites, and environmental compounds such as pollutants that are not produced by the body. In the environment, xenobiotics include synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and industrial pollutants that would not be found in nature. xen o bi ot ic 1. A pharmacologically, endocrinologically, or toxicologically active substance not endogenously produced and therefore foreign to an organism. 2. Pertaining to association of two animal species, usually insects, in the absence of a dependency relationship, as opposed to parasitism. [xeno- + G. …