Definition of ketosis in English:

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ketosis

Pronunciation: /kēˈtōsəs/

noun

Medicine
A metabolic state characterized by raised levels of ketone bodies in the body tissues, which is typically pathological in conditions such as diabetes, or may be the consequence of a diet that is very low in carbohydrates: three patients developed mild ketosis, which was promptly and successfully treated with subcutaneous insulin
More example sentences
  • The urine ketone dip test was highly sensitive for diabetic ketoacidosis and diabetic ketosis with or without acidosis.
  • Three key features of diabetic acidosis are hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acidosis.
  • The real danger in ketosis is that ketones are acidic, and high levels of ketones make the blood abnormally acid.

Derivatives

ketotic

Pronunciation: /-ˈtätik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Other ketotic states such as alcoholic and starvation ketosis can also produce a positive urine ketone test without corresponding serum ketones, affecting the specificity of the urine dip test for detecting ketonemia.
  • I was constipated, energy-less, had ketotic breath and was just generally miserable.
  • If I see a cow looking a little ketotic, I give her a bottle of dextrose and a little grain, and that usually takes care of it.

Origin

Early 20th century: from ketone + -osis.

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