keto acid

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keto acid

[′kēd·ō ‚as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
A compound that is both an acid and a ketone; an example is β-acetoacetic acid.
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Marie Constance Graham from Minera, died at her home from diabetic acidosis - dangerously high sugar levels and ketoacids in the blood.
Other potential anions include ketoacids ([beta]-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate), which are observed in diabetic or alcoholic ketoacidosis, and formic and oxalic acid (observed in methanol and ethylene glycol poisoning, respectively).
Alcohol consumption has multiple mechanisms by which it can raise serum urate, including the generation and turnover of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), diuresis and dehydration, the production of lactic and ketoacids, and the content of purines in some alcoholic beverages.