Medical Definition of Bile acids and salts

1. 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. Pharmacological action: cholagogues and choleretics, gastrointestinal agents. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bile Acids And Salts

bile-salt sulfotransferase
bile acid
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 (current term)
bile alcohol
bile canaliculi
bile capillary
bile cyst
bile duct
bile duct pressure
bile duct stricture
bile ducts
bile esculin test
bile gastritis
bile nephrosis
bile papilla
bile peritonitis
bile pigment

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