hydroxybutyric acid
noun Date: 1879 a hydroxy derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in increased quantities in the urine in diabetes

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  • Hydroxybutyric acid — is a group of four carbon organic compounds that have both hydroxyl and carboxylic acid functional groups. They can be viewed as derivatives of butyric acid. The carboxylate anion and the esters of hydroxybutyric acids are known as… …   Wikipedia

  • hydroxybutyric acid — [hī dräks΄ē byo͞o tir′ik, hīdräks΄ibyo͞o tir′ik] n. any of three isomeric acids, CH3CH(OH)CH2COOH: the beta isomer is found in the urine of diabetics …   English World dictionary

  • hydroxybutyric acid — noun hydroxy derivative of butyric acid • Syn: ↑oxybutyric acid • Hypernyms: ↑butyric acid, ↑butanoic acid • Hyponyms: ↑beta hydroxybutyric acid * * * “+... noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydroxybutyric acid — hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid byu̇ .tir ik or ß hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid bāt ə , chiefly Brit bēt ə n a derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in urine in increased quantities in diabetes called also oxybutyric acid * * * hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic… …   Medical dictionary

  • hydroxybutyric acid — noun Either of the isomeric compounds formed from a butyric acid by substituting a hydrogen atom with a hydroxyl group …   Wiktionary

  • hydroxybutyric acid — /huy drok see byooh tir ik, drok /, Biochem. See ketone body. [1875 80; HYDROXY + BUTYRIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydroxybutyric acid — hy•drox′y•bu•tyr′ic ac′id [[t]haɪˈdrɒk si byuˈtɪr ɪk, ˌdrɒk [/t]] n. biochem. one of several volatile liquids of the form C4H8O3, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether, found in the urine of diabetics or made synthetically …   From formal English to slang

  • Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid — γ Hydroxybutyric acid Systematic (IUPAC) name 4 Hydroxybutanoic acid …   Wikipedia

  • beta-Hydroxybutyric acid — IUPAC name 3 Hydroxybutanoic acid …   Wikipedia

  • 2-Hydroxybutyric acid — Chembox new ImageFile=2 hydroxybutyric acid.png ImageSize=150px IUPACName=2 Hydroxybutanoic acid OtherNames= alpha hydroxybutyrate Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=565 70 8 PubChem=11266 SMILES=CCC(O)C(=O)O MeSHName=2 hydroxybutyric+acid… …   Wikipedia

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