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Definition of Ketone

Ketone: A chemical substances that the body makes when it does not have enough insulin in the blood. When ketones build up in the body for a long time, serious illness or coma can result. See: Diabetic ketoacidosis; Ketoacidosis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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