Definition of taurocholate in US English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘Other bile acid contrast agents under development use Na+ taurocholate transporters to probe hepatocytes (liver cells).’
    • ‘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.’