ketoacidosis


ketoacidosis
Form of acidosis in which there is excess production of ketone bodies by the ketogenic pathway. Frequently a complication of diabetes, hence the sweet smell said to be characteristic of the breath of diabetics.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Ketoacidosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 29670 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 102 MeshID = Ketoacidosis is a type of metabolic acidosis which is caused by high concentrations of… …   Wikipedia

  • ketoacidosis — Acidosis, as in diabetes or starvation, caused by the enhanced production of ketone bodies. * * * ke·to·ac·i·do·sis .kēt ō .as ə dō səs n, pl do·ses .sēz acidosis accompanied by ketosis <diabetic ketoacidosis> * * * n. a condition in which… …   Medical dictionary

  • ketoacidosis — n. a condition in which acidosis is accompanied by ketosis, such as occurs in diabetes mellitus (see diabetic ketoacidosis). Symptoms include nausea and vomiting, abdominal tenderness, confusion or coma, extreme thirst, and weight loss …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ketoacidosis — noun acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus • Syn: ↑diabetic acidosis • Hypernyms: ↑acidosis • Part Holonyms: ↑type I diabetes, ↑insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ketoacidosis — noun A severe form of ketosis, most commonly seen in diabetics, in which so much ketone is produced that acidosis occurs …   Wiktionary

  • ketoacidosis — n. acid condition of the blood caused by an increased production of ketone bodies (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ketoacidosis-prone diabetes — noun severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease • Syn: ↑type I… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes — noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus — noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis — Classification and external resources Dehydration may be profound in diabetic ketoacidosis, and intravenous fluids are usually needed as part of its treatment ICD 10 E …   Wikipedia


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