acetoacetic acid

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ac·e·to·a·ce·tic acid

 (ăs′ĭ-tō-ə-sē′tĭk, ə-sē′tō-)
n.
An organic acid, C4H6O3, that is one of the ketone bodies that accumulate in the blood and urine when fat is being metabolized.

a•ce•to•a•ce′tic ac′id

(əˌsi toʊ əˈsi tɪk, -əˈsɛt ɪk, ˌæs ɪ toʊ-)
n.
a colorless, oily liquid, C4H6O3, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.acetoacetic acid - unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation)acetoacetic acid - unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation)
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
Translations
Acetessigsäure
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Acetoacetyl polymer, method for producing same, and mould release agents and coatings containing same (disclosed is an acetoacetyl polymer, which is a polysiloxane having acetoacetoxy group or acetoacetamide group thereon and can be widely used in mould release agent, coating, sealant, adhesive and coupling agent, etc.
Amino acids degraded to acetyl CoA or acetoacetyl CoA are termed ketogenic amino acids since they can give rise to ketone bodies or fatty acids.
The resultant high concentrations of acetyl-CoA and acetoacetyl CoA would depress the level of ACAT and generate more [beta]-hydroxybutyric acid; high concentrations of acetyl-CoA would also accelerate the Krebs Cycle and produce more ATP, which is stored as phosphocreatine, as a consequence of increased expression of creatine kinase.