ketosis

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a wasting disease in livestock caused by low levels of glucose in the blood. The symptoms are a chronic lack of energy, depletion of fat reserves and a sudden drop in milk production.

Food

  • noun the metabolisation of ketone bodies to provide the brain with energy when sufficient glucose is not available through the diet

Medical

  • noun a state in which ketone bodies such as acetone and acetic acid accumulate in the tissues, a late complication of Type I diabetes mellitus
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