ketone body


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Related to ketone body: keto acid, acetoacetate, thyrocervical trunk

ketone body

[′kē‚tōn ‚bäd·ē]
(biochemistry)
Any of various ketones which increase in blood and urine in certain conditions, such as diabetic acidosis, starvation, and pregnancy. Also known as acetone body.
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