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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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5% of pregnant woman and is characterized by persistent vomiting, weight loss of more than 5%, dehydration, ketonuria, electrolyte abnormalities, acid-base imbalance, and sometimes hepatic and renal failure (2).
Her vital signs and laboratory results, including blood, urine and thyroid function tests (TFT), were within normal clinical limits except ketonuria.
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3 to 2% of all pregnancies, can lead to ketonuria, marked electrolyte abnormalities, and encephalopathy [7], even without concomitant GS.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is defined by the triad: hyperglycemia, acidosis and ketonuria.
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.
Here's an awesome app that can be used to test your dog's urine for signs of diabetes, urinary tract infection, crystals, liver disease, a dangerous level of dehydration, ketonuria, proteinuria, and anemia: the Petnostics Mobile App and Petnostics Urine Cup.
Ketonuria and serum glucose of fasting pregnant women at the end of a day in Ramadan.
This record should include blood glucose readings, insulin dosage, record of special circumstances like illness, eating out, exercise, any episode of hypoglycemia and its severity and any episode of ketonuria or ketonemia.