Diabetapedia definition: A chemical produced when there is a shortage of insulin in the blood and the body breaks down body fat for energy. High levels of ketones can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis and coma. Sometimes referred to as ketone bodies.
Reference: American Diabetes Association
Definition from Merriam-Webster Online at www.Merriam-Webster.com: Any of a class of organic compounds (as acetone) characterized by a carbonyl group attached to two carbon atoms.
Alternate uses or abbreviations: None.
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