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biotransformation

[ bahy-oh-trans-fer-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the series of chemical changes occurring in a compound, especially a drug, as a result of enzymatic or other activity by a living organism.

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Origin of biotransformation

First recorded in 1950–55; bio- + transformation
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Medical definitions for biotransformation

biotransformation
[ bī′ō-trăns′fər-māshən ]

n.

Chemical alteration of a substance, especially of a drug, within the body, as by the action of enzymes.biodegradation
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