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1. Any of the sodium salts of the bile acids occurring in bile.
2. A mixture, such as a commercial preparation derived from the bile of the ox, that is used medicinally as a hepatic stimulant or laxative.
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a product of a bile acid and a base, functioning as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids for absorption in the duodenum.
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|Noun||1.||bile salt - a salt of bile acid and a base; functions as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids|
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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