chenophalk meaning

[Medicine]
A bile acid,usually conjugated with either glycine or taurine. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption and is reabsorbed by the small intestine. It is used as cholagogue,a choleretic laxative,and to prevent or dissolve gallstones.

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