Definitions for "Ketosis"
The presence of large amounts of ketones in the body, secondary to excessive breakdown of fat caused by insufficient insulin in a person with diabetes mellitus. Acidosis precedes and causes ketosis; the combination (ketosis and acidosis) is called ketoacidosis. Ketosis can also result from starvation or illness in nondiabetic individuals.
abnormal accumulation of ketones in the body resulting from a deficiency or inadequate utilization of carbohydrates.
Increased amounts of ketones in the blood
Keywords:  acetonemia, see
See acetonemia.