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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Serum levels were measured by a spectrophotometer using the kits Urea[R] 500, Liquid Enzyme Glucose[R], Total Proteins[R], Liquid Enzyme Triglycerides[R] (Doles Reagentes, Goiania, Goias State) and beta-hydroxybutyrate (Randox Laboratories Limited, United Kingdom).
Ketone bodies (acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate, and breakdown product acetone) are produced by the liver from fatty acids, and are particularly harmful due to their high oxidative potential and associated induction of oxidative damage.
Effects of beta-hydroxybutyrate on cognition in memory-impaired adults.
2010) Associations of elevated nonesterified fatty acids and beta-hydroxybutyrate concentrations with early lactation reproductive performance and milk production in transition dairy cattle in the northeastern United States.

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