preventing or suppressing the development of ketones (ketone bodies) and thus preventing development of ketosis.
Inhibiting the formation of ketone bodies, or accelerating their utilization.
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