inhibition of the formation of ketone bodies.
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Prevention or reduction of ketosis either by decreased production or increased utilization of ketone bodies.
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antiketogenesis(ant″i-kēt″ō-jen′ĕ-sĭs) [ anti- + ketogenesis]
The prevention or inhibition of formation of ketone bodies. In starvation, diabetes, and other conditions, production of ketones is increased, but they accumulate in the blood because cells do not use them as rapidly as they would use carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are antiketogenic, and increased carbohydrate intake will help prevent or treat antiketogenesis. In ketonemia due to diabetes, both insulin and carbohydrates are needed to allow carbohydrate metabolism to proceed at a rate that would control ketone formation.antiketogeneticantiketogenic (ant″i-kēt″ō-jĕ-net′ik) (ant″i-kēt″ō-jen′ik), adjective
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