Bile salts (bile acids)

Salts of cholic and deoxycholic acid and their glycine and taurine conjugates, secreted in the bile; they enhance the digestion of fats by emulsifying them.

Anionic forms of bile acids. Glycocholate is a combination of cholyl CoA with glycine; taurocholate is a combination of cholyl CoA with taurine.

Sodium glycocholate and sodium taurocholate: the alkaline salts of bile necessary for the emulsification of fats. After they have been absorbed from the intestine they are transported to the liver for reuse.

Any of the alkali salts of bile sodium glycocholate and sodium taurocholate.