1. Process, or processes, of @[email protected] which make a toxic molecule less toxic.
  2. Treatment of patients suffering from poisoning in such a way as to promote physiological processes which reduce the @[email protected] or severity of harmful effects.
PAC, 1993, 65, 2003. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2038 [Terms] [Paper]