noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1915 the production of ketone bodies (as in diabetes) • ketogenic adjective

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  • Ketogenesis — is the process by which ketone bodies are produced as a result of fatty acid breakdown.ProductionKetone bodies are produced mainly in the mitochondria of liver cells. Its synthesis occurs in response to low carbohydrate levels in the blood, and… …   Wikipedia

  • ketogenesis — [kēt΄ō jen′ə sis] n. [ KETO + GENESIS] the formation of ketones, such as acetone, in the body as a result of the incomplete oxidation of organic compounds such as fatty acids or carbohydrates ketogenic adj …   English World dictionary

  • ketogenesis — Production of ketone bodies. Occurs in mitochondria, mostly in liver …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • ketogenesis — ketogenic, adj. /kee toh jen euh sis/, n. Med. the production of ketone bodies in the body, as in diabetes mellitus or low carbohydrate weight loss diets. [1910 15; KETO + GENESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ketogenesis — noun The metabolic breakdown of fatty acids to produce ketone bodies …   Wiktionary

  • ketogenesis — Metabolic production of ketones or ketone bodies. * * * ke·to·gen·e·sis .kēt ō jen ə səs n, pl e·ses .sēz the production of ketone bodies (as in diabetes mellitus) ke·to·gen·ic jen ik adj * * * n. the production of …   Medical dictionary

  • ketogenesis — n. production of ketone bodies (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ketogenesis — ke·to·gen·e·sis …   English syllables

  • ketogenesis — n. the production of ketone bodies. These are normal products of lipid metabolism and can be used to provide energy. The condition of ketosis can occur when excess ketone bodies are produced …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ketogenesis — |kēd.ō+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from ket + Latin genesis : the production of ketone bodies (as in diabetes and other conditions of impaired metabolism) * * * ketogenic, adj. /kee toh jen euh sis/, n. Med …   Useful english dictionary

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