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diabetic ketoacidosis

[ dahy-uh-bet-ik kee-toh-as-i-doh-sis, kee-toh‐ ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈbɛt ɪk ˈki toʊˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs, ˌki toʊ‐ /
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noun Pathology.
a serious metabolic complication of diabetes that occurs when the body produces high levels of ketones. Abbreviation: DKA
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Origin of diabetic ketoacidosis

First recorded in 1955–60; diabetic + ketoacidosis
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