Definition of ketonuria in English:

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ketonuria

Pronunciation: /ˌkēdəˈn(y)o͝orēə/

noun

Medicine
The excretion of abnormally large amounts of ketone bodies in the urine, characteristic of diabetes mellitus, starvation, or other medical conditions.
Example sentences
  • Despite giving himself an increased dose he soon developed hyperglycaemia and ketonuria.
  • Glucose toxicity, which is exhibited as a fasting plasma glucose level greater than 250 mg per dL, and ketonuria, weight loss, or symptomatic hyperglycemia, can be addressed promptly with insulin therapy.
  • This is generally indicated if the patient is clearly unwell, if she has ketonuria, or if her blood glucose concentration is > 20 mmol/l.
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