ketosis

noun ke·to·sis \ kē-ˈtō-səs \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of ketosis

: an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body

ketotic

play \kē-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ketosis

New Latin


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ketosis

noun ke·to·sis \ kē-ˈtō-səs \

medical Definition of ketosis

plural ketoses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body in conditions of reduced or disturbed carbohydrate metabolism (as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus) — compare acidosis, alkalosis
2 : a nutritional disease of cattle and sometimes sheep, goats, or swine that is marked by reduction of blood sugar and the presence of ketone bodies in the blood, tissues, milk, and urine and is associated with digestive and nervous disturbances

ketotic

play \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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