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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metabolic state in which the body produces ketones to be used as fuel by some organs so that glycogen can be reserved for organs that depend on it. This condition occurs during times of fasting, starvation, or while on a ketogenic weight-loss diet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the blood as in diabetes mellitus


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