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The bile acid 3u03B1,7u03B2-dihydroxy-5u03B2-cholan-24-oic acid; ursodiol
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An epimer of chenodeoxycholic acid. It is a mammalian bile acid found first in the bear and is apparently either a precursor or a product of chenodeoxycholate. Its administration changes the composition of bile and may dissolve gallstones. It is used as a cholagogue and choleretic.
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