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Definition of "ketoacidosis" []

  • A severe form of ketosis, most commonly seen in diabetics, in which so much ketone is produced that acidosis occurs. (noun)

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Use "ketoacidosis" in a sentence
  • "Leah, what do you go through physically when you go into ketoacidosis, which is diabetic coma?"
  • "In type I diabetes people get into a severe, life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis, which is totally a horse of a different color."
  • "Doctors from New York University wrote in The Lancet journal of a 40-year-old woman who developed a dangerous condition called ketoacidosis, a dangerous buildup of acids called ketones in the blood which can lead to patients falling into a coma."