- the accumulation of excessive ketones in the body, as in diabetic acidosis.
Origin of ketosis
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- pathol a high concentration of ketone bodies in the bloodAlso called: acetonaemia
Word Origin and History for ketosis
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- A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies, as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
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