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Descriptor in English: Bile Acids and Salts
Descriptor in Spanish: Ácidos y Sales Biliares
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ácidos e Sais Biliares
Descriptor in French: Acides et sels biliaires
Entry term(s): Acids, Bile
Bile Acids
Bile Salts
Salts, Bile
Tree number(s): D04.210.500.105
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS UI: 22357
Descriptor UI: D001647
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/27
Bile Acids and Salts - Preferred
Concept UI M0002475
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Bile Acids and Salts
Bile Acids - Narrower
Concept UI M0002474
Preferred term Bile Acids
Entry term(s) Acids, Bile
Bile Salts - Narrower
Concept UI M0002476
Preferred term Bile Salts
Entry term(s) Salts, Bile



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