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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: as′ĕ-tō-nē′mē-ă

Definition: The presence of acetone or acetone bodies in relatively large amounts in the blood, manifested at first by excitability, and later by a progressive depression.

[acetone + G. haima, blood]

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