dehydrocholic acid


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dehydrocholic acid

[dē¦hī·drə¦käl·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C24H34O5 A white powder melting at 231-240°C, very slightly soluble in water; used as a pharmaceutical intermediate and in medicine.
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The choleretic effects of ALE were similar to those of the reference compound dehydrocholic acid (DHCA).
The reference group received the standard choleretic drug, dehydrocholic acid (DHCA), at 20 mg/kg body weight.
This compound, dehydrocholic acid, represents a known hydrocholeretic drug that increases bile flow by increasing mainly the aqueous fraction, but not so much the synthesis of bile acids.