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1. Ketone
A carbon atom double-bonded to an oxygen and single-bonded to two chemical groups (such as methane, benzene, anything besides hydrogen). The carbon-oxygen double bond part is known as a carbonyl group (-C=O). An example is acetone, which is a carbonyl group attached to two methanes ( methyl group s: -CH3).

2. Ketone body (acetone body, ketone bodies)
Any of the three compounds created by acetyl coenzyme A (acetoacetate, hydroxybutyrate, and acetone) which are water-soluble cellular fuels normally exported by the liver. They can build up in the blood and body tissues because of starvation, untreated diabetes mellitus , or other disorders that interfere with carbohydrate metabolism . The body rids itself of ketones mainly through urine, but it rids itself of acetone through the lungs, which gives the breath a characteristic fruity odor. If ketones build up in the body long enough, they cause serious illness and coma (see ketoacidosis .)

3. Ketonemia (acetonemia)
Medical term describing the condition of having excess ketone bodies in the bloodstream.

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