Definition of Bile acid

1. Noun. Any of the steroid acids generated in the liver and stored with bile.

Generic synonyms: Steroid
Specialized synonyms: Cholic Acid

Definition of Bile acid

1. Noun. any of the steroid acids produced by the liver, such as cholic acid, that occur in bile as sodium salts and serve to neutralize the contents of the stomach as they enter the duodenum and to aid the emulsification and absorption of fats ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bile Acid

bile-salt sulfotransferase
bile acid (current term)
bile acid-CoA ligase
bile acid 3alpha-sulfate sulfohydrolase
bile acid 7 alpha-dehydroxylase
bile acid 7alpha-dehydratase
bile acid tolerance test
bile acids
bile acids and salts
bile alcohol
bile canaliculi
bile capillary
bile cyst
bile duct
bile duct pressure
bile duct stricture

Literary usage of Bile acid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... bile acid metabolism. glycine and taurine conjugates of bile acids. ... circulation and thereby stabilize background bile acid excretion and bile flow. ..."

2. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"... its principal bile acid, whilst the bile of carnivora contains taurocholic acid as its chief or sole bile acid. The bile of man contains a preponderance ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1871)
"In all the foregoing investigations the presence of sulphur in bile-acid and in its decomposition-product, taurine, was overlooked. ..."

4. A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of by Albert Henry Buck (1904)
"This solution contains any bile-acid sails that may be present and can be submitted to the following tests: (2) ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The cholagogue action of intravenously injected bile and bile acid salts begins in a few seconds. The bile secretion curve rises steeply, ..."

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