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the accumulation of ketone bodies in the blood, which results in metabolic acidosis; it is often associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. See also ketosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Acidosis, as in diabetes or starvation, caused by the enhanced production of ketone bodies.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
n. pl. ketoaci·doses (-dō′sēz)
1. Metabolic acidosis caused by an abnormally high concentration of ketone bodies in the blood and body tissues.
2. This condition occurring as a complication of untreated or improperly controlled diabetes mellitus, especially type 1 diabetes, characterized by thirst, fatigue, a fruity odor on the breath, and other symptoms, and having the potential to progress to coma or death. Also called diabetic ketoacidosis.
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ketoacidosisDiabetic ketoacidosis, DKA A type of metabolic acidosis seen in poorly controlled DM, with 'starvation amidst plenty'; despite hyperglycemia, ↓ insulin makes the excess glucose unavailable to the cells, which rely on lipid metabolites–ketone bodies–for energy, due to incomplete lipid metabolism Clinical Systemic acidosis, ↓ cardiac contractility and vascular response to catecholamines with thready pulse, hypotension, poor organ perfusion and diabetic ketoacidosis may be the presenting sign in previously undiagnosed DM, accompanied by an acute abdomen and marked leukocytosis Lab Ketonuria, ketonemia, hyperglycemia, glycosuria, ↓ pH, ↓ bicarbonate, ↑ anion gap, hyperlipidemia. See Alcoholic ketoacidosis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Acidosis, as in diabetes mellitus or starvation, caused by the enhanced production of ketone bodies.
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Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A condition due to starvation or uncontrolled Type I diabetes. Ketones are acid compounds that form in the blood when the body breaks down fats and proteins. Symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, rapid breathing, extreme tiredness, and drowsiness.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Acidosis, as in diabetes or starvation, caused by enhanced production of ketone bodies.
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