beta-hydroxybutyric acid

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Noun1.beta-hydroxybutyric acid - beta derivative of hydroxybutyric acid that is found in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolismbeta-hydroxybutyric acid - beta derivative of hydroxybutyric acid that is found in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism
acetone body, ketone body - a ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders
hydroxybutyric acid, oxybutyric acid - hydroxy derivative of butyric acid
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Aminoadipic acid, ketoglutaric acid disodium salt, 3-hydroxybutyric acid sodium salt, p-hydroxyphenylpyruvic, oxalacetic, and glycolic acids were 98% minimum purity; lactic acid lithium salt was 97% minimum purity.
Except for pyruvic acid, recoveries ranged from 86% to 110%; for methylmalonic, citric, propionic, lactic, and 3-hydroxybutyric acids, recoveries did not differ statistically from 100%.