Ketosis meaning

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A condition in which there is excessive formation of ketones in the body.
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A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies.
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A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies.
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(pathology) A metabolic state in which the body produces ketones to be used as fuel by some organs so that glycogen can be reserved for organs that depend on it. This condition occurs during times of fasting, starvation, or while on a ketogenic weight-loss diet.
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Origin of ketosis

  • keto- + -osis

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