Bile salt



a product of a bile acid and a base, functioning as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids for absorption in the duodenum.
Historical Examples

The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various

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