glycocholic acid


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cholylglycine

 
a bile salt, the glycine conjugate of cholic acid. Called also glycocholic acid.

gly·co·cho·lic ac·id

(glī'kō-kō'lik as'id),
N-cholylglycine; one of the major bile acid conjugates, formed by condensation of the -COOH group of cholic acid and the amino group of glycine; water-soluble and a powerful detergent.

glycocholic acid

/gly·co·cho·lic ac·id/ (-ko´lik) cholylglycine.

glycocholic acid

[glīkōkol′ik]
Etymology: Gk, glykys, sweet; L, acidus, sour
a substance in bile, formed by glycine and cholic acid, that aids in digestion and absorption of fats. Glycocholic acid is used as a food additive and an emulsifying agent. Also called cholylglycine.

gly·co·cho·lic ac·id

(glī'kō-kō'lik as'id)
N-cholylglycine; one of the major bile acid conjugates, formed by condensation of the -COOH group of cholic acid and the amino group of glycine; water-soluble and a powerful detergent.

glycocholic acid

a conjugated form of one of the bile acids that yields glycine and cholic acid on hydrolysis.