bile salt
noun Date: 1881 1. a salt of bile acid 2. plural a dry mixture of the principal salts of the gall of the ox used as a liver stimulant and as a laxative

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  • bile salt — bile′ salt n. biochem. phl a product of a bile acid and a base, functioning as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids for absorption in the duodenum …   From formal English to slang

  • bile salt — noun a salt of bile acid and a base; functions as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids • Hypernyms: ↑salt * * * noun 1. : a salt of a bile acid; especially : a naturally occurring sodium salt of a conjugated bile acid 2. bile salts …   Useful english dictionary

  • bile salt — noun The sodium salt of a bile acid; produced by the bile to neutralize the products leaving the stomach and to emulsify fatty material in it …   Wiktionary

  • bile salt — /ˈbaɪl sɒlt/ (say buyl solt) noun a salt of a steroid acid, as sodium taurocholate, sodium glycocholate, etc., present in bile which aids emulsification of fats in the intestine …   Australian English dictionary

  • bile salt — Physiol. a product of a bile acid and a base, functioning as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids for absorption in the duodenum. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Bile acid — Bile acids (also known as bile salts) are steroid acids found predominantly in the bile of mammals. In humans taurocholic acid, and glycocholic acid (derivatives of cholic acid) represent approximately eighty percent of all bile acids. The two… …   Wikipedia

  • bile acid — bile′ ac id n. phl any of various steroid acids that emulsify fats during digestion Compare bile salt …   From formal English to slang

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