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]
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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
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Besides, reacting with amines and alcohol, diketene tends to correspond to acetoacetic acid derivatives.
A combination of elevated blood glucose in the setting of depleted insulin availability creates an acidic environment from the production of [beta]-hydroxybutyric acid and acetoacetic acid [1].
On Saturday an average of a 19.3 km hike was made driving the patient into a postexercise ketogenic state lasting into Wednesday or Thursday as confirmed by urine acetoacetic acid ketone test strips.
In order to develop a convenient, accessible, and high yield method for preparing of 6-methyl-2-thioxo-2,3-dihydropyrimidin-4(1H)-one, in present investigation acetoacetic acid ethyl ester was treated with thiourea in sodium methylate (Scheme 1).