ketonemia

noun

ke·​to·​ne·​mia ˌkē-t​ə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce ketonemia (audio)
medical
: a condition marked by an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the circulating blood
Normally, when blood glucose decreases for more than a couple of hours, ketonemia develops in response to decreased insulin and the brain will use ketones as an alternative endogenous fuel.Camille Vandenberghe et al.
compare ketonuria

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ketonemia was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Ketonemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketonemia. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

ketonemia

noun
ke·​to·​ne·​mia
variants or chiefly British ketonaemia
1
: a condition marked by an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the circulating blood

called also hyperketonemia

2
ketonemic adjective
or chiefly British ketonaemic
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