acetoacetic acid definition

  • noun:
    • A ketone body, CH3COCH2COOH, excreted in the urine in a few diabetic circumstances.
    • The ketonic carboxylic acid CH3-CO-CH2-COOH, which within the urine of individuals enduring starvation or some forms of diabetic issues
    • unstable acid within irregular quantities inside blood and urine in many cases of impaired metabolic rate (as diabetes mellitus or starvation)

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