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Deoxycholic Acid

"Deoxycholic Acid" 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.

A bile acid formed by bacterial action from cholate. It is usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. Deoxycholic acid acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption, is reabsorbed itself, and is used as a choleretic and detergent.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Deoxycholic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Deoxycholic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 23 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2013
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