Definition of Ketoacidosis

1. Noun. Acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus.


Definition of Ketoacidosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A severe form of ketosis, most commonly seen in diabetics, in which so much ketone is produced that acidosis occurs. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ketoacidosis

1. Acidosis accompanied by the accumulation of ketone bodies (ketosis) in the body tissues and fluids, as in diabetic acidosis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ketoacidosis

ketimine reductase
ketimines
ketine
ketipic acid
ketjak
ketmia
ketmias
ketmie
ketmies
keto
keto-
keto acid
ketoacid
ketoacidemia
ketoacidoses
ketoacidosis (current term)
ketoacidosis-prone diabetes
ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes
ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus
ketoaciduria
ketoacyl
ketoacylsynthase
ketoadipate
ketoadipic
ketoadipic acid
ketoadipyl
ketoaldehyde
ketoaldehydes
ketoaldonic
ketoaldonic acid

Literary usage of Ketoacidosis

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"In ketoacidosis, the body begins to break down fats for fuel because there is no ... The high blood glucose level in ketoacidosis causes increased urination ..."

2. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Johnson D, Palumbo P, Chu C: Diabetic ketoacidosis in a community-based population. Mayo Clinic Proc 55:85-88, 1980 12. 2. Faich GA, Fishbein HA, ..."

3. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"A potentially serious condition known as alcoholic ketoacidosis is another disorder associated with abnormally high blood acidity. ..."

4. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... but unlike man, does not develop marked ketoacidosis, a difference that allows study of the two phenomena separately (Nevalainen et al., l978). ..."

5. Recognition & Management of Pesticide Poisoning by Donald P. Morgan (1989)
"If ketoacidosis appears, include sodium bicarbonate or Ringer's-lactate to control ... If DIABETIC ketoacidosis appears (ketonuria, metabolic acidosis, ..."

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