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Chemical Bile Acids and Salts

Name Bile Acids and Salts
Equivalent Terms Acids, Bile | Bile Acids | Bile Salts | Salts, Bile
Definition 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.
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MeSH® ID D001647
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ChemicalsPolycyclic Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Fused-Ring Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Steroids Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Bile Acids and Salts Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Bile Acids and Salts Has associated genes Has associated diseases
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  Bile Acid Malabsorption, Primary
  bile acid sulfates Has associated diseases
  cholebine
View node Cholic Acids Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  keto bile acids
  phocaecholic acid
  S 0960
  tauromantellic acid