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ketone body


ketone body

noun

Definition of KETONE BODY

:  any of the three compounds acetoacetic acid, acetone, and the beta derivative of hydroxybutyric acid which are normal intermediates in lipid metabolism and accumulate in the blood and urine in abnormal amounts in conditions of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus)—called also acetone body
March 01, 2015
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