Ketones


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ketones

A class of acidic organic compounds that includes acetone and aceto-acetic acid. Ketones have a carbonyl group, CO, linked to two other carbon atoms. They are formed in states of carbohydrate deficiency such as starvation or in conditions, such as DIABETES, in which carbohydrates cannot be normally utilized. Acetone, aceto-acetic acid and beta-hydroxybutyric acid are called ketone bodies. Ketones are volatile substances and confer on the breath the sickly, fruity odour of nail-varnish remover. See also KETOSIS.

Ketones

Poisonous acidic chemicals produced by the body when fat instead of glucose is burned for energy. Breakdown of fat occurs when not enough insulin is present to channel glucose into body cells.
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Many only had a trace amount of urinary ketones," Dr.
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In continuation of our interest in organohalogen chemistry [15], herein we report a- monobromination of aryl methyl ketones without any catalyst at room temperature using some ammonium hydrotribromide salts as brominating agents under mild reaction conditions.
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The easiest way is to check her urine for ketones with a ketone strip.
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When only quinonic intermediates were present, and when polymerization was inhibited, the C-1 to C-6 aldehydes and carboxylic acids and the C-3 to C-6 ketones increased in concentration, and the C-1 to C-6 alcohols decreased in concentration when compared to the control sample.
Urine ketones were confirmed with Acetest and bilirubin was confirmed with Ictotest (Bayer Corp, Elkhart, Indiana).