Definition of Taurocholic acid

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A deliquescent yellowish crystalline bile acid involved in the emulsification of fats, a conjugate of cholic acid with taurine. ¹



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Medical Definition of Taurocholic acid

1. 2-(((3 alpha, 5 beta,7 alpha,12 alpha)-3,7,12-trihydroxy-24-oxocholan-24-yl)amino)ethanesulfonic acid. The product of conjugation of cholic acid with taurine. Its sodium salt is the chief ingredient of the bile of carnivorous animals. It acts as a detergent to solubilise fats for absorption and is itself absorbed. It is used as a cholagogue and cholerectic. Pharmacological action: cholagogues and choleretics. Chemical name: Ethanesulfonic acid, 2-(((3alpha,5beta,7alpha,12alpha)-3,7,12-trihydroxy-24-oxocholan-24-yl)amino)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taurocholic Acid

taurate
taurean
tauric
tauricornous
tauridor
tauridors
tauriform
taurin
taurine
taurine dehydrogenase
taurines
taurochenodeoxycholic acid
taurochenodeoxycholic acid 6alpha-hydroxylase
taurocholate
taurocholic
taurocholic acid (current term)
tauroctonies
tauroctony
taurodeoxycholic acid
taurodontism
taurodontisms
taurokathapsia
taurolithocholic acid
tauromachian
tauromachians
tauromachic
tauromachies
tauromachy
taurophobia
tauropine dehydrogenase

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