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ketone bodies

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Definition of ketone bodies in English:

plural noun

Biochemistry
Three related compounds (one of which is acetone) produced during the metabolism of fats.
Example sentences
  • In the liver the net result (due to increased acetyl-CoA levels) is the production of ketone bodies.
  • Glucose is the main fuel used by the brain, but research has shown that neonates are able to use ketone bodies, lactate and maybe amino acids for oxidation.
  • Laboratory findings reveal high blood sugar and glucose in the urine and as the metabolic derangement worsens, excessive ketone bodies in the blood and urine.

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