Ursodeoxycholic Acid for Pruritus
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Definition: Ursodiol, also known as ursodeoxycholic acid and the abbreviation UDCA, is one of the secondary bile acids, which are metabolic byproducts of intestinal bacteria. En:Ursodiol File:Ursodeoxycholic acid acsv. svg Systematic name 3α,7β-dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acidOR(R)-4-(-3,7-dihydroxy-10,13-dimethylhexadecahydro-1H-cyclopentaphenanthren-17-yl)pentanoic acid Identifiers CAS number 128-13-2 ATC code A05AA02 PubChem 31401 ChemSpider 29131 Chemical data Formula C24H40O4 Mol. Itch is a sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to classify it as any one type of sensory experience. Modern science has shown that itch has many similarities to pain, and while both are unpleasant sensory experiences, their behavioral response patterns are different. Pain creates a withdrawal reflex while itch leads to a scratch reflex. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
Where does Ursodeoxycholic Acid rank compared to other Pruritus treatments?
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Health experts published 242 studies on Ursodeoxycholic Acid and Pruritus making Ursodeoxycholic Acid the #6 most researched treatment. In research involving Pruritus, experts have concluded that Ursodeoxycholic Acid is effective in 62 studies and safe in 25 studies.
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