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(Science: biochemistry) a byproduct of fat metabolism. An overabundance of ketones in the bloodstream is seen in a severe metabolic derangement known as diabetic ketoacidosis.

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The application of Sodium borohydride

... sodium dithionite is used in the dying industry. Sodium borohydride also used in Oxymercuration reaction. Sodium borohydride reduces aldehydes and ketones into alcohols. This reaction is used in the production of various antibiotics including chloramphenicol,dihydrostreptomycin, and thiophenicol. ...

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by wk396
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: The application of Sodium borohydride
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Re: Metabolization of fat

Yep, when I was diagnosed 2 months ago I was reading moderate levels of ketones.. not enough to be in a coma (obviously as I wasn't) but more than normal which I understand is 0. What branch of biology is it that deals with the digestion, and processing of sugars/fats, ...

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by goldenhorseshoe
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Metabolization of fat
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It's from excess ketones....basically ketones are a byproduct of fat and protein metabolism. With an unregulated diabetic, or a chronic hyperglycemic diabetic, the body burns fat at rapid rates and causes an excessive amount of ketones. ...

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by cardiorrhexis
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Acidosis
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Re: Diabetes and Blood pH

Why is blood pH more acidic in diabetes? You mean in an unregulated diabetic? usually because of an excess in ketones. And where else can urine contain glucose that is not from diabetic? Pancreatic Insufficiency, Renal Glucosuria, with some adrenal, thyroid and ovarian diseases, ...

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by cardiorrhexis
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Diabetes and Blood pH
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Views: 1516

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