Definition of taurocholic acid in English:

taurocholic acid

Line breaks: tauro|chol¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌtɔːrə(ʊ)ˈkɒlɪk


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • An acid formed by the combination of taurine with cholic acid, occurring in bile.
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    • It involves use of taurocholic acid and its salts as enhancers for calcitonin containing pharmaceutical compositions.
    • Glycocholic acid and unconjugated cholic acid were equally effective as taurocholic acid in suppressing cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase mRNA.


mid 19th century: from Greek tauros 'bull' + kholē 'bile' + -ic.

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