chenodiol


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chenodiol

 [ke″no-di´ol]
nonproprietary drug name for the bile acid chenodeoxycholic acid; administered orally to dissolve radiolucent cholesterol gallstones; most are dissolved in one to two years of therapy.

che·no·de·ox·y·cho·lic ac·id

(kē'nō-dē-oks'ē-kō'lik as'id),
A major bile acid in many vertebrates, usually conjugated with glycine or taurine; it facilitates cholesterol excretion and fat absorption; administered to dissolve cholesterol gallstones.
Synonym(s): chenodiol
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Diarrhea also may happen as an adverse effect due to chenodiol's inhibition of absorption of fluid in the intestines (Lehne, 2009).
Chenodiol, however, is contraindicated for patients with known hepatic dysfunction (Drugs.com, 2011b).
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