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n. pl. ke·to·a·ci·do·ses (-dō′sēz)
1. Metabolic acidosis caused by an abnormally high concentration of ketone bodies in the blood and body tissues.
2. This condition occurring as a complication of untreated or improperly controlled diabetes mellitus, especially type 1 diabetes, characterized by thirst, fatigue, a fruity odor on the breath, and other symptoms, and having the potential to progress to coma or death. Also called diabetic ketoacidosis.
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Noun1.ketoacidosis - acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus
acidosis - abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
autoimmune diabetes, growth-onset diabetes, IDDM, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, ketoacidosis-prone diabetes, ketosis-prone diabetes, type I diabetes - severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease


n. cetoacidosis, acidosis causada por el aumento de cuerpos cetónicos en la sangre.


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In 1940, Dillion and his colleagues first described alcoholic ketoacidosis as a distinct entity.
Alcoholic ketoacidosis associated with multiple complications: report of 3 cases.