acetoacetic acid
One of the ketone bodies, formed in excess and appearing in the urine in starvation or diabetes.

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ace·to·ace·tic acid .as-ə-(.)tō-ə-.sēt-ik-, ə-.sēt-ō- n an unstable acid C4H6O3 that is one of the ketone bodies found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in certain conditions of impaired metabolism (as in starvation and diabetes mellitus) called also diacetic acid

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an organic acid produced in large amounts by the liver under metabolic conditions associated with a high rate of fatty acid oxidation (for example, in starvation). The acetoacetic acid thus formed is subsequently converted to acetone and excreted. See also ketone.

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ace·to·ace·tic ac·id (ə-se″to-ə-seґtik) one of the ketone bodies (q.v.) produced in the liver and occurring in excess in the urine and blood in ketosis. Called also diacetic or β-ketobutyric acid.

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  • acetoacetic acid — an organic acid produced in large amounts by the liver under metabolic conditions associated with a high rate of fatty acid oxidation (for example, in starvation). The acetoacetic acid thus formed is subsequently converted to acetone and excreted …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acetoacetic acid — acetoacto rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃COCH₂COOH atitikmenys: angl. acetoacetic acid rus. ацетоуксусная кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 3 oksobutano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • acetoacetic acid — noun Etymology: part translation of German Azetessigsäure, from azet acet + Essigsäure acetic acid Date: circa 1900 an unstable acid C4H6O3 that is a ketone body found in abnormal quantities in the blood and urine in some conditions (as diabetes) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acetoacetic acid — noun unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation) • Hypernyms: ↑ketone body, ↑acetone body * * * /euh see toh euh see tik, euh set ik, as i toh /, Chem. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • acetoacetic acid — /euh see toh euh see tik, euh set ik, as i toh /, Chem. a colorless, oily liquid, C4H6O3, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry. Also called diacetic acid. [1895 1900; ACETO + ACETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • acetoacetic acid — noun The ketonic carboxylic acid CH CO CH COOH, that is present in the urine of people suffering from starvation or some forms of diabetes See Also: acetoacetate …   Wiktionary

  • acetoacetic acid — /əˌsitoʊəsitɪk ˈæsəd/ (say uh.seetohuhseetik asuhd), / əsɛtɪk/ (say uhsetik) noun a carboxylic acid, CH3COCH2COOH; excreted in urine and found in abnormal quantities in the urine of diabetics; one of the ketone bodies …   Australian English dictionary

  • acetoacetic acid — a•ce•to•a•ce′tic ac′id [[t]əˌsi toʊ əˈsi tɪk, əˈsɛt ɪk, ˌæs ɪ toʊ [/t]] n. chem. a colorless, oily liquid, C4H6O3, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Кислота Ацетоуксусная (Acetoacetic Acid) — органическая кислота, вырабатываемая в больших количествах печенью в процессе метаболизма и вступающая с большой скоростью в окислительные реакции с жирными кислотами (например, при голодании). Образовавшаяся ацетоуксусная кислота при достаточно… …   Медицинские термины

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