dehydrocholic acid

Has a stimulating effect upon the secretion of bile by the liver (choleretic), and improves the absorption of essential food materials in states associated with deficient bile formation.

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de·hy·dro·cho·lic acid (.)dē-.hī-drə-.kō-lik- n a colorless crystalline acid C24H34O5 made by the oxidation of cholic acid and used often in the form of its sodium salt C24H33NaO5 esp. as a laxative and choleretic

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de·hy·dro·cho·lic ac·id (de-hi″dro-koґlik) [USP] a synthetic bile acid that acts as a hydrocholeretic, increasing bile output to clear the increased bile acid load; bile pigment secretion is not increased. It has been used as a laxative and to produce choleresis after gallbladder surgery or in cholecystography.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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