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1. 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 .)

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