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deoxycholic acid

deoxycholic acid in Medicine

deoxycholic acid de·ox·y·cho·lic acid (dē-ŏk'sē-kō'lĭk)
A bile acid used as a choleretic and digestant and in the synthesis of adrenocortical hormones such as cortisone.

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