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npl  -to*ses   1  :  an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body in conditions of reduced or disturbed carbohydrate metabolism (as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus) - compare ACIDOSIS ALKALOSIS  2

:  a nutritional disease of cattle and sometimes sheep, goats, or swine that is marked by reduction of blood sugar and the presence of ketone bodies in the blood, tissues, milk, and urine and is associated with digestive and nervous disturbances ke*tot*ic adj 
Similar sounding terms:  ca·du·ceus 

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