Definition of ketosis in English:

ketosis

Line breaks: ke¦to|sis
Pronunciation: /kɪˈtəʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A condition characterized by raised levels of ketone bodies in the body, associated with abnormal fat metabolism and diabetes mellitus.
    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: /-ˈtɒtɪk/
adjective
More 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.

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