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Bile Acids and Salts (Bile Acids) Summary

Description: Steroid acids and salts. The primary bile acids are derived from cholesterol in the liver and usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. The secondary bile acids are further modified by bacteria in the intestine. They play an important role in the digestion and absorption of fat. They have also been used pharmacologically, especially in the treatment of gallstones.

Also Known As: Bile Acids; Acids, Bile; Salts, Bile; Bile Salts

Networked: 3397 relevant articles (120 outcomes, 323 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Bile Acids and Salts is Relevant

  1. Pruritus (Itching) : 18 outcomes 8 studies in 119 results
  2. Cholestasis : 13 outcomes 35 studies in 535 results
  3. Gallstones (Gallstone) : 7 outcomes 27 studies in 260 results
  4. Liver Diseases (Liver Disease) : 6 outcomes 16 studies in 316 results
  5. Intrahepatic Cholestasis : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 107 results
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Drugs Related to Bile Acids and Salts

  1. Cholesterol
  2. Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Urso)
  3. Bilirubin
  4. Alkaline Phosphatase
  5. Alanine Transaminase (SGPT)
  6. Acids
  7. Glucose (Dextrose)
  8. Aspartate Aminotransferases (Aspartate Transaminase)
  9. Ammonia
  10. Enzymes
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Therapies Related to Bile Acids and Salts

  1. Lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy)
  2. Oral Administration
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
  4. Lung Transplantation
  5. Gastrectomy
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