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A salt or ester of taurocholic acid.
- ‘Other than protein, the most important product of cysteine metabolism is the bile salt precursor taurine, which is used to form the bile acid conjugates taurocholate and taurochenodeoxycholate.’
- ‘The hemorheologic alterations were studied in experimental acute hemorrhagic necrotizing pancreatitis which was induced by injection of 5% sodium taurocholate into the main pancreatic duct.’
- ‘Conjugation of this with taurine or glycine gives the bile salts, taurocholate and glycocholate.’
- ‘Sodium taurocholate or deoxycholate (0.3 mmol/l, bile salt) and/or HCl were added to the mucosal bathing solutions.’
- ‘Other bile acid contrast agents under development use Na+ taurocholate transporters to probe hepatocytes (liver cells).’
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