ketoacidosis

[ kee-toh-as-i-doh-sis ]
/ ˌki toʊˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

metabolic acidosis characterized by high levels of ketones in the blood: when occurring as diabetic ketoacidosis, it is particularly serious.

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Origin of ketoacidosis

First recorded in 1950–55; keto- + acidosis
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Medical definitions for ketoacidosis

ketoacidosis
[ kē′tō-ăs′ĭ-dōsĭs ]

n.

Acidosis caused by the increased production of ketone bodies, as in diabetic acidosis.
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