beta-hydroxybutyric acid


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Related to beta-hydroxybutyric acid: acetoacetic 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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This test reacts with acetoacetic acid only, not beta-hydroxybutyric acid or acetone.

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