acetoacetic acid


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Related to acetoacetic acid: Ketone bodies, acetoacetic ester

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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15) Acetoacetic acid spontaneously forms into acetone which, being volatile, is excreted via the lungs and gives the distinctive "nail polish remover" odour to the breath of those with DKA.
While the urine dipstick results in this patient were negative for ketones, it is important to recall that the urine dipstick assay detects acetoacetic acid but not the other ketones, acetone and beta -hydroxybutyric acid.