dehydrocholic acid

noun

de·​hy·​dro·​cho·​lic acid (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drə-ˌkō-lik- How to pronounce dehydrocholic acid (audio)
: a colorless crystalline acid C24H34O5 made by the oxidation of cholic acid and used often in the form of its sodium salt C24H33NaO5 especially as a laxative and choleretic

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“Dehydrocholic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dehydrocholic%20acid. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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