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What breaks down drugs in the liver cells?


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2007-06-29 08:52:33
2007-06-29 08:52:33

A family of hemoproteins found in the liver called cytochrome P450, they're responsible for the oxidative metabolism of drugs, which is a part of Phase I metabolism, which prepares them for the Phase II metabolism, followed by drug excretion.

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