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Definition of the noun acetone body

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  1. a ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of acetone body: ketone body
    • more generic word: ketone = any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals
    • more specific terms:
      • acetoacetic acid = unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism
      • beta-hydroxybutyric acid = beta derivative of hydroxybutyric acid that is found in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

CH3COCH3 Acetone Body See ketone body. Acetone Butanol Bacteria Bacteria that are capable of acetone-butanol fermentation (production of acetone and butanol), e.g., Clostridium acetobutylicum. Acetone Ethanol Bacteria Bacteria that ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

ketone body (acetone body, ketone bodies) : Any of the three compounds created by acetyl coenzyme A ( acetoacetate, ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

SYN acetone body. ke-to-ne-mia (ké-tö-nēmē-ă) The presence of recognizable concentrations of ketone bodies in the plasma. [ketone + G. haima, blood] ke-ton- u-ria (ke-tö-nyu're-ä) Enhanced urinary excretion of ketone bodies. ke-tose ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

acetone body see ketone body. acetone-butanol fermentation Microbiology the ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

acetone body (ketone body) we ketone. acetonuria n. we ketonuria. acetylcholine n. the acetic acid ester of the organic base choline: the *neurotransmitter released at the synapses of ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

acetone body n.

Google previewEbook Từ điển y học Anh - Việt (Medical dictionary): Phần 1

by Minh Vũ

acetone body (ketone body) # 'aes1t3 1cct ...

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