Meaning of ketonuria in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkiːtə(ʊ)ˈnjʊərɪə/


mass nounMedicine
  • The excretion of abnormally large amounts of ketone bodies in the urine, characteristic of diabetes mellitus, starvation, or other medical conditions.

    ‘Despite giving himself an increased dose he soon developed hyperglycaemia and ketonuria.’
    • ‘Glucose toxicity, which is exhibited as a fasting plasma glucose level greater than 250 mg per dL, and ketonuria, weight loss, or symptomatic hyperglycemia, can be addressed promptly with insulin therapy.’
    • ‘This is generally indicated if the patient is clearly unwell, if she has ketonuria, or if her blood glucose concentration is > 20 mmol/l.’
    • ‘Baseline assessments of height, weight, blood pressure, urinary specific gravity, and ketonuria were obtained.’
    • ‘She had normal thyroid function, ketonuria, and mild diffuse ST-T wave changes.’