Medical Definition of Cholanic acid

1. A family of steroids comprising the bile acids (or salts), generally in conjugated form (e.g., glycocholic and taurocholic acids). Chemically, cholic acids are cholan-24-oic (cholanic) acids (the terminal C24 of cholane becoming a -COOH group); biologically, cholic acids are derived from cholesterol (a cholestane derivative) and display varying degrees of oxidation (OH groups) and orientation at positions 3, 7, and 12. It is these oxidations and orientations that distinguish the several cholic acid; e.g., cholic acid is 3a,7a,12a-trihydroxy-5b-cholan-24-oic acid, deoxycholic acid is 3a,12a-dihydroxy-5b-cholanic acid. Synonym: cholalic acid, cholanic acid. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cholanic Acid

cholangiole
cholangiolitic cirrhosis
cholangiolitic hepatitis
cholangiolitis
cholangioma
cholangiopancreatography
cholangiopathies
cholangiopathy
cholangioscopy
cholangiostomy
cholangiotomy
cholangitic abscess
cholangitides
cholangitis
cholangitis lenta
cholanic acid (current term)
cholanoic acid
cholanopoiesis
cholanopoietic
cholanthrene
cholas
cholascos
cholate
cholates
chole-
cholecalciferol
cholecalcin
cholecarciferol
cholechromopoiesis
cholecyst

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