taurocholic acid(redirected from cholaic acid)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to cholaic acid: cholesterol
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
tau·ro·cho·lic ac·id(taw'rō-kō'lik as'),
Cholyltaurine; N-choloyltaurine; a compound of cholic acid and taurine, involving the carboxyl group of the former and the amino of the latter; a common bile salt in carnivores.
Synonym(s): cholaic acid
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
taurocholic acid(tôr′ō-kō′lĭk, -kŏl′ĭk)
A crystalline acid, C26H45NO7S, involved in the emulsification of fats and occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of humans, oxen, and other mammals.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
tau·ro·cho·lic ac·id(tawr'ō-kō'lik as'id)
A compound of cholic acid and taurine, involving the carboxyl group of the former and the amino of the latter; a common bile salt in carnivores.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
taurocholic acidOne of the bile acids and an important constituent of bile. From the Greek tauros , a bull, from the bile of which the acid was first obtained.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005