ketonuria

noun
ke·​ton·​uria | \ ˌkē-t​ə-​ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce ketonuria (audio) \

Definition of ketonuria

medical
: the presence of excess ketone bodies in the urine Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes treated with insulin need to check their urine for ketones … . If ketonuria is present it is because there is not enough insulin in the blood.— Samantha Rosindale — compare ketonemia

First Known Use of ketonuria

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Ketonuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketonuria. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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ketonuria

noun
ke·​ton·​uria | \ ˌkēt-ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce ketonuria (audio) \

Medical Definition of ketonuria

: the presence of excess ketone bodies in the urine in conditions (as diabetes mellitus and starvation acidosis) involving reduced or disturbed carbohydrate metabolism

called also acetonuria

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