Definition of Acetoacetic acid

1. Noun. Unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation).

Generic synonyms: Acetone Body, Ketone Body



Definition of Acetoacetic acid

1. Noun. (organic compound) The ketonic carboxylic acid CH3-CO-CH2-COOH, that is present in the urine of people suffering from starvation or some forms of diabetes ¹

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Medical Definition of Acetoacetic acid

1. CH3COCH2COOH;one of the ketone bodies, formed in excess and appearing in the urine in starvation or diabetes. Synonym: diacetic acid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetoacetic Acid

acetilenic
acetimeter
acetimeters
acetimetry
acetin
acetins
acetize
acetized
acetizes
acetizing
aceto-
aceto-orcein stain
acetoacetate
acetoacetates
acetoacetic
acetoacetic acid (current term)
acetoacetyl
acetoacetyl-CoA
acetoacetyl-CoA reductase
acetoacetyl-CoA synthetase
acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase
acetoacetyl-acyl carrier protein synthase
acetoacetyl-coenzyme A
acetoacetyl-succinic thiophorase
acetoarsenite
acetobacteraceae
acetochlor
acetoclastic
acetoclastic bacteria
acetoclastis

Literary usage of Acetoacetic acid

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1. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"By this heating the acetoacetic acid is decomposed, acetone is liberated and absorbed by ... Quantitative determination of acetone and acetoacetic acid and ..."

2. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"tion of acetoacetic acid. Furthermore, it is believed that fatty acids higher than butyric acid in the series also yield acetoacetic acid by oxidation. ..."

3. Chemistry of Food and Nutrition by Henry Clapp Sherman (1921)
"Normally the acetoacetic acid should yield two molecules of acetic, which in turn should burn to carbon dioxide and water. The sequence of changes from ..."

4. Oxidations and Reductions in the Animal Body by Henry Drysdale Dakin (1922)
"(d) If the acetoacetic acid be formed from phenylalanine and tyrosine in the manner indicated, an adequate explanation is afforded of the striking ..."

5. A Textbook of physiological chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1906)
"A portion of the urine slightly acidified and boiled does not give this reaction on account of the decomposition of the acetoacetic acid. ..."

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