Definition of Diabetic coma

1. Noun. Coma that can develop in inadequately treated cases of diabetes mellitus.

Exact synonyms: Kussmaul's Coma
Generic synonyms: Coma, Comatoseness

Medical Definition of Diabetic coma

1. A severe metabolic derangement that occurs in the absence of insulin. Insulin allows the body to absorb glucose into cells for energy production. In the absence of insulin, the body starts to break down fats for fuel. A metabolic byproduct of fat metabolism is referred to as a ketone. The presence of elevated blood ketones in this setting is known as diabetic ketoacidosis. In extreme, untreated cases, this can lead to coma and death. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diabetic Coma

diabetes and fibre
diabetes innocens
diabetes insipidus
diabetes intermittens
diabetes mellitus
diabetes related peptide
diabetic acidosis
diabetic amyotrophy
diabetic arthropathy
diabetic cataract
diabetic coma (current term)
diabetic dermopathy
diabetic diet
diabetic fetopathy
diabetic foot
diabetic gangrene
diabetic gingivitis
diabetic glomerulosclerosis
diabetic ketoacidosis
diabetic kidney disease
diabetic lipaemia
diabetic myelopathy
diabetic nephropathies
diabetic nephropathy

Literary usage of Diabetic coma

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1. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"diabetic coma. In the preceding chapter conditions have been considered which depend ... In diabetic coma other acids («.</., hydroxybutyric) make their ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"THE TREATMENT OF THREATENING diabetic coma Rules in Force at the Corey Hill and New England Deaconess Hospitals 1. Nursing.—Provide a special nurse for the ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"In cases of diabetic coma the urine always contains a large excess of organic acids, and the N of NH3 is usually increased to 18 to 25 per cent, ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"Warnings of diabetic coma. ... has found that before and during diabetic coma numerous casts appear in the urine. Their occurrence is of great importance as ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"545) on diabetic coma. In the larger number of cases diabetics die from visceral complications, and in many of the recorded cases of death ascribed to ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1900)
"Crotonic acid can regularly be obtained from the urines of patients in diabetic coma. 6. The condition of diabetic coma is preceded by a period of day:-, ..."

7. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"The Cause of diabetic coma Wre have seen that in diabetic coma there is always a ... Furthermore, the symptoms of diabetic coma indicate a severe ¡UK! ..."

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