"Chenodeoxycholic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A bile acid, usually conjugated with either glycine or taurine. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption and is reabsorbed by the small intestine. It is used as cholagogue, a choleretic laxative, and to prevent or dissolve gallstones.
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