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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


ursodiol  listen  (ur-soh-DY-ol)

  A drug that is used to dissolve gallstones in people who can’t have surgery to remove them. It is also being studied in the prevention of colorectal cancer. Ursodiol belongs to the family of drugs called anticholelithics.