monooctanoin

monooctanoin

 [-ok″tah-no´in]
a semisynthetic glycerol derivative used to dissolve cholesterol gallstones in the common and intrahepatic bile ducts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mon·o·oc·ta·no·in

(mon'ō-ok'-tā-nō'in),
A semisynthetic esterified glycerol used as a solubilizing agent for radiolucent gallstones retained in the biliary tract following cholecystectomy.
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They also may be chemically dissolved in situ with monooctanoin (a form of octanoic acid) infused through a catheter in the common bile duct.
Clinical experience with monooctanoin for dissolution of bile duct stones: an uncontrolled multicenter trial.