Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 25 - The Urinary System - Review Questions - Page 987: 9



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Ketones or ketone bodies are fatty acid metabolites. In healthy people, a negligible amount is present in the urine. In conditions where carbohydrates cannot be used as an energy source or is unavailable like diabetes mellitus and starvation , fat becomes the major energy supplier so fatty acid metabolism increases. It leads to increased amount of ketones in urine. This is also known as ketonuria.
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