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Descriptor in English: Cholic Acids
Descriptor in Spanish: Ácidos Cólicos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ácidos Cólicos
Descriptor in French: Acides choliques
Entry term(s): Acids, Cholalic
Acids, Cholic
Cholalic Acids
Tree number(s): D04.210.500.105.225
D04.210.500.221.430
Scope note: The 3 alpha,7 alpha,12 alpha-trihydroxy-5 beta-cholanic acid family of bile acids in man, usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. They act as detergents to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption, are reabsorbed by the small intestine, and are used as cholagogues and choleretics.
Annotation: cholic acid glycine conjugate = GLYCOCHOLIC ACID; cholic acid taurine conjugate = TAUROCHOLIC ACID; CHOLIC ACID is also available
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
Online Note: use CHOLIC ACIDS to search CHOLIC ACID 1973-74 (as Prov 1973); use BILE ACIDS AND SALTS 1966-72
History Note: 75; was CHOLIC ACID 1973-74 (Prov 1973), was CHOLIC ACID see under BILE ACIDS AND SALTS 1963-73
DeCS UI: 2843
Descriptor UI: D002793
Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/28
Cholic Acids - Preferred
Concept UI M0004282
Scope note The 3 alpha,7 alpha,12 alpha-trihydroxy-5 beta-cholanic acid family of bile acids in man, usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. They act as detergents to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption, are reabsorbed by the small intestine, and are used as cholagogues and choleretics.
Preferred term Cholic Acids
Entry term(s) Acids, Cholalic
Acids, Cholic
Cholalic Acids



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