ketosis definition

  • noun:
    • A pathological increase in the production of ketone figures.
    • A metabolic state in which the human anatomy creates ketones to be used as gas by some organs so glycogen may be set aside for organs that rely on it. This disorder does occur during times of fasting, hunger, or while on a ketogenic weight-loss diet.
    • an abnormal boost of ketone bodies in the bloodstream like in diabetes mellitus

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