ketogenesis

[kee-toh-jen-uh-sis]

noun Medicine/Medical.

the production of ketone bodies in the body, as in diabetes mellitus or low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets.

Origin of ketogenesis

First recorded in 1910–15; keto- + genesis
Related formske·to·gen·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ketogenic

ketogenic

adjective

med forming or able to stimulate the production of ketone bodiesa ketogenic diet
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ketogenic in Medicine

ketogenesis

[kē′tō-jĕnĭ-sĭs]

n.

The formation of ketone bodies, as in diabetes mellitus.
Related formske′to•genic adj.
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