Acetoacetic Acid Definition

ăsĭ-tō-ə-sētĭk, ə-sētō-
A ketone body, C4 H6 O3 , excreted in the urine in certain diabetic conditions.
American Heritage
An organic acid, C4 H6 O3 , that is one of the ketone bodies that accumulate in the blood and urine when fat is being metabolized.
American Heritage Medicine

(organic chemistry) The ketonic carboxylic acid CH3-CO-CH2-COOH, that is present in the urine of people suffering from starvation or some forms of diabetes.


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