alcoholic ketoacidosismedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A form of ketoacidosis that results from the overuse of alcohol.

A metabolic derangement that occurs when their is an over abundance of ketone bodies (acetone) in the bloodstream.

Conditions that encourage the body to begin metabolising fats result in a buildup of ketones in the bloodstream with resultant acidosis (acidifying the blood).

(27 Sep 1997)