Stimulating the production of bile by the liver.

This drug has a strong choleretic effect.

See Also: cholagogic, choleric, cholekinetic, cholepoietic, cholestatic
2. noun
A drug which stimulates the production of bile by the liver.

Phenobarbital is a powerful choleretic.

See Also: cholagogue, cholekinesis, choleresis, cholepoiesis, cholestasis

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  • choleretic — 1. Relating to choleresis. 2. An agent, usually a drug, that stimulates the liver to increase output of bile. * * * cho·le·ret·ic .kō lə ret ik, .käl ə adj promoting bile secretion by the liver <choleretic action of bile salts> choleretic …   Medical dictionary

  • Choleretic — Choleretics are substances that increase the volume of secretion of bile from the liver as well as the amount of solids secreted.[1] References ^ Textbook of Biochemistry and Human Biology, by G. P. Talwar, Talwar Srivastava (eds.), L. M.… …   Wikipedia

  • choleretic — cho·le·ret·ic …   English syllables

  • choleretic — n. an agent that stimulates the secretion of bile by the liver thereby increasing the flow of bile …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • choleretic — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|red.ik adjective Etymology: from New Latin choleresis, after such pairs as New Latin diuresis: English diuretic : of or relating to choleresis II. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|red.ik noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Холеретик (Choleretic) — вещество, стимулирующее секрецию желчи печенью вследствие увеличения ее оттока из печени. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ХОЛЕРЕТИК — (choleretic) вещество, стимулирующее секрецию желчи печенью вследствие увеличения ее оттока из печени …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • deoxycholic acid — 7 D.; 3α,12α dihydroxy 5β cholanic acid; a bile acid and choleretic; used in biochemical preparations as a detergent. * * * de·oxy·cho·lic acid (.)dē .äk sē .kō lik or des·oxy·cho·lic acid .des n a crystalline acid C24H40O4 found esp. in bile and …   Medical dictionary

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  • dehydrocholic acid — Has a stimulating effect upon the secretion of bile by the liver (choleretic), and improves the absorption of essential food materials in states associated with deficient bile formation. * * * de·hy·dro·cho·lic acid (.)dē .hī drə .kō lik …   Medical dictionary

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