ketone body

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ke·tone bod·y

one of a group of ketones that includes acetoacetate, its reduction product, β-hydroxybutyrate, and its decarboxylation product, acetone; high levels are found in tissues and body fluids in ketosis.

ketone body

n.
Any of three compounds, acetoacetic acid, acetone, and beta-hydroxybutyric acid, that are ketones or derivatives of ketones and are intermediate products of fatty acid metabolism. Ketone bodies accumulate in the blood and urine when fats are being used for energy instead of carbohydrates, as in individuals affected by starvation or uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Also called acetone body.

ke·tone bod·y

(kē'tōn bod'ē)
One of a group of ketones that includes acetoacetic acid, β-hydroxybutyric acid, and acetone; high levels are found in tissues and body fluids in ketosis.
Synonym(s): acetone body.

ke·tone bod·y

(kē'tōn bod'ē)
One of a group of ketones that includes acetoacetate, its reduction product, β-hydroxybutyrate, and its decarboxylation product, acetone.