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The presence of ketone bodies in the urine, occurring as a result of increased metabolism of fats rather than carbohydrates.

ke′to·nu′ric adj.


(ˌkiːtəʊˈnjʊərɪə; ˌkiːtə-)
(Veterinary Science) pathol the presence of ketone bodies in the urine. Also called: acetonuria


(ˌki toʊˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-)

the presence of ketone bodies in the urine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ketonuria - excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvationketonuria - excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvation
branched chain ketoaciduria, maple syrup urine disease - an inherited disorder of metabolism in which the urine has a odor characteristic of maple syrup; if untreated it can lead to mental retardation and death in early childhood
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Although HG, typically diagnosed once other causes have been excluded, lacks clear criteria, it commonly includes at least 5% loss of prepregnancy weight, persistent vomiting not related to other causes, and some measure of acute starvation, such as large ketonuria.
Between 10 and 70 per cent of these diagnosed children present in DKA, a metabolic derangement characterised by the triad of hyperglycaemia, acidosis, and ketonuria.
a normal or low body mass index); severe hyperglycemia; ketonuria or DKA; and lack of insulin resistance.
Although some studies have demonstrated benefit in reducing macrosomia in the offspring (38), others have suggested risk of causing ketonemia and ketonuria (39) in the mothers, which may be associated with lower mental and motor function of the offspring at the ages of 3 and 7 years (40, 41).
Our data show that confirmatory tests results agree well with those from automated urinalysis with exception of the reading of trace ketonuria by Acetest.
Diabetic rats received daily injections of NPH insulin, in doses adjusted individually (ranging from 1 to 4 units) to maintain BC, levels between 200 mg/dl and 400 mg/dl, and to avoid ketonuria.
Acidemia, hyperglycemia, increased anion gap, ketonemia, ketonuria are the laboratory findings.
presence of ketonuria or symptomatic diabetes with polyuria, polydipsia and weight loss.
Glycosuria and/or ketonuria can result in falsely low measurements which could be an issue when analysing specimens collected from diabetic patients and other supplementary tests may be required to exclude suspected medical conditions (9).