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Bile Acids and Salts
MeSH HeadingBile Acids and Salts
Tree NumberD04.808.105
Scope NoteSteroid 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.
Entry TermBile Acids
Entry TermBile Salts
Allowable QualifiersAD AE AG AI AN BI BL CF CH CL CS CT DF DU EC GE HI IM IP ME PD PH PK PO RE SD SE ST TO TU UR
Entry VersionBILE ACIDS SALTS
Pharm. ActionGastrointestinal Agents
Registry Number0
Date of Entry19990101
Unique IDD001647


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Polycyclic Compounds [D04]
   Steroids [D04.808]
Androstanes [D04.808.054]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeBile Acids and Salts [D04.808.105]
Cholic Acids [D04.808.105.225]  +
Cardanolides [D04.808.155]  +
Cholanes [D04.808.221]  +
Cholestanes [D04.808.247]  +
Cyclosteroids [D04.808.294]
Estranes [D04.808.365]  +
Gonanes [D04.808.451]
Homosteroids [D04.808.496]  +
Hydroxysteroids [D04.808.528]
Ketosteroids [D04.808.578]  +
Norsteroids [D04.808.668]  +
Pregnanes [D04.808.745]  +
Sapogenins [D04.808.795]
Secosteroids [D04.808.812]  +
Steroids, Brominated [D04.808.875]
Steroids, Chlorinated [D04.808.883]  +
Steroids, Fluorinated [D04.808.908]  +
Steroids, Heterocyclic [D04.808.925]  +

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