bile acid


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bile acid

n.
Any of the liver-generated steroid acids, such as cholic acid, that commonly occur in the bile in combination with glycine and taurine as sodium salts.

bile′ ac`id


n.
any of various steroid acids that emulsify fats during digestion. Compare bile salt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bile acid - any of the steroid acids generated in the liver and stored with bile
steroid - any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects
cholic acid - an insoluble crystalline acid present in bile
Translations
Gallensäure
acido biliare
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18 Out of lab parameters, serum total bile acid (TBA) levels greater than 10 micromol/L is the most sensitive and specific marker.
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