keto acid

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carboxylic acid

 [kahr-bok-sil´ik]
an organic compound containing the carboxy group (-COOH), which is weakly ionized in solution forming a carboxylate ion (-COO).

ke·to ac·id

(kē'tō as'id),
An acid containing a ketone group (-CO-) in addition to the acid group(s); α-keto acid refers to a 2-oxo acid (for example, pyruvic acid); β-keto acid refers to a 3-oxo acid (for example, acetoacetic acid), etc.
Synonym(s): oxo acid

keto acid

/ke·to ac·id/ (ke´to) a carboxylic acid containing a carbonyl group.

ke·to ac·id

(kē'tō as'id)
An acid containing a ketone group (-CO-) in addition to the acid group(s).
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g ketones, glucose, ketoacids, ferric chloride, sulfites and nitrites.
2) Excess production of acids, eg ketoacids formed during starvation, alcohol abuse, or in poorly controlled diabetes; and lactic acid in shock.
4]+ excretion by the urine AG is unreliable when the urine contains significant amounts of bicarbonate or unusual anions, such as ketoacids or drugs, including penicillin or salicylate.
Marie Constance Graham from Minera, died at her home from diabetic acidosis - dangerously high sugar levels and ketoacids in the blood.
Other potential anions include ketoacids ([beta]-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate), which are observed in diabetic or alcoholic ketoacidosis, and formic and oxalic acid (observed in methanol and ethylene glycol poisoning, respectively).
The use of ornithine salts of branched-chain ketoacids in portal-systemic encephalopathy.
Alcohol consumption has multiple mechanisms by which it can raise serum urate, including the generation and turnover of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), diuresis and dehydration, the production of lactic and ketoacids, and the content of purines in some alcoholic beverages.
Glucose-deprived cells shift to an alternative form of metabolism that channels huge amounts of ketoacids into the blood (Huether, 2002).
Kawamura K, Kasukabe H, Barrie L (1996) Source and reaction pathway of dicarboxylic acids, ketoacids and dicarbonyls in Artic aerosols: One year of observation.
These are caused by methyl ketones produced from the thermal degradation of ketoacids in milkfat triglycerides and by different sulfur compounds.
Elevated leucine levels cause a precipitate of ketoacids when the compound is mixed with an equal amount of urine.
The breakdown of fat leads to the production of ketones, or ketoacids, as byproducts.