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Bile Acids and Salts MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Bile Acids and Salts
Tree Number(s)
D04.210.500.105
Unique ID
D001647
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001647
Scope Note
Steroid acids and salts. The primary bile acids are derived from cholesterol in the liver and usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. The secondary bile acids are further modified by bacteria in the intestine. They play an important role in the digestion and absorption of fat. They have also been used pharmacologically, especially in the treatment of gallstones.
Entry Version
BILE ACIDS SALTS
Entry Term(s)
Bile Acid
Bile Acids
Bile Salt
Bile Salts
Pharm Action
Gastrointestinal Agents
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WI 703
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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