Taurocholic Acid D013656

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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Organic Chemicals [D02] » Hydrocarbons » Hydrocarbons, Acyclic » Alkanes » Alkanesulfonic Acids » Taurine » Taurocholic Acid

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Organic Chemicals [D02] » Sulfur Compounds » Sulfur Acids » Sulfonic Acids » Alkanesulfonic Acids » Taurine » Taurocholic Acid

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Polycyclic Compounds [D04] » Fused-Ring Compounds » Steroids » Bile Acids and Salts » Cholic Acids » Taurocholic Acid

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Polycyclic Compounds [D04] » Fused-Ring Compounds » Steroids » Cholanes » Cholic Acids » Taurocholic Acid

Description

The product of conjugation of cholic acid with taurine. Its sodium salt is the chief ingredient of the bile of carnivorous animals. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for absorption and is itself absorbed. It is used as a cholagogue and cholerectic.   MeSH

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