(pathol) an excess of ketone bodies in the blood


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    [kee-tohn] /ˈki toʊn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any of a class of organic compounds containing a carbonyl group, CO, attached to two alkyl groups, as CH 3 COCH 3 or CH 3 COC 2 H 5 . adjective 2. containing the . /ˈkiːtəʊn/ noun 1. any of a class of compounds with the general formula R′COR, […]

  • Ketone-body

    noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of three compounds, acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid, or acetone, that are intermediate in the metabolism of fatty acids and that are found in abnormal quantities in the blood and urine during certain pathological conditions, as diabetes mellitus. noun 1. (biochem) any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, 3-hydroxybutanoic acid, and acetone) produced […]

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  • Ketonemia

    [kee-toh-nee-mee-uh] /ˌki toʊˈni mi ə/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the presence of bodies in the blood. ketonemia ke·to·ne·mi·a (kē’tə-nē’mē-ə) n. The presence of detectable levels of ketone bodies in the plasma.

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