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Cholic Acids

"Cholic Acids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cholic Acids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cholic Acids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 33 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1994 and 1995
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