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Cholic Acids MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Cholic Acids
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RDF Unique Identifier
cholic acid glycine conjugate = GLYCOCHOLIC ACID; cholic acid taurine conjugate = TAUROCHOLIC ACID; CHOLIC ACID is also available
Scope Note
The 3 alpha,7 alpha,12 alpha-trihydroxy-5 beta-cholanic acid family of bile acids in man, usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. They act as detergents to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption, are reabsorbed by the small intestine, and are used as cholagogues and choleretics.
Entry Term(s)
Cholalic Acids
Pharm Action
Gastrointestinal Agents
Registry Number
Previous Indexing
Bile Acids and Salts (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note
75; was CHOLIC ACID 1974, was CHOLIC ACID see under BILE ACIDS AND SALTS 1963-73
Online Note
use CHOLIC ACIDS to search CHOLIC ACID 1973-74 (as Prov 1973); use BILE ACIDS AND SALTS 1966-72
History Note
75; was CHOLIC ACID 1973-74 (Prov 1973), was CHOLIC ACID see under BILE ACIDS AND SALTS 1963-73
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Cholic Acids Preferred
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