ketonemia

noun
ke·​to·​ne·​mia | \ ˌkē-t​ə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce ketonemia (audio) \

Definition of ketonemia

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: 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

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Ketonemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketonemia. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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ketonemia

noun
ke·​to·​ne·​mia
variants: or chiefly British ketonaemia \ ˌkēt-​ə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce ketonemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of ketonemia

1 : a condition marked by an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the circulating blood

called also hyperketonemia

Other Words from ketonemia

ketonemic or chiefly British ketonaemic \ -​ˈnē-​mik How to pronounce ketonemia (audio) \ adjective

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