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ursodeoxycholate


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3α,7βdihydroxy‐5β‐cholan‐24‐oate; an epimer of chenodeoxycholate found in the bile of bears (hence the name, from Ursidae), as a conjugate with taurine. It prevents the synthesis and absorption of cholesterol and can lead to the dissolution of gallstones.

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