excess

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ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders acetone body , ketone body
abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues acidosis
person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually alcoholic , alky , boozer , dipsomaniac , lush , soaker , souse
intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess alcoholism , dipsomania , potomania
variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge auction , auction bridge
excess bodily weight avoirdupois , blubber , fat , fatness
excess of urea in the urine azoturia
industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities; the first successful method of making steel in quantity at low cost Bessemer process
orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice bilirubin , haematoidin , hematoidin
formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine) bloodletting
act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess boozing , crapulence , drink , drinking , drunkenness
act of restraining power or action or limiting excess bridle , check , curb
excess of expenditures over revenues budget deficit
acidosis resulting from reduced gas exchange in the lungs (as in emphysema or pneumonia); excess carbon dioxide combines with water to form carbonic acid which increases the acidity of the blood carbon dioxide acidosis , respiratory acidosis
excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow or red color carotenemia , xanthemia
excess of cash revenues over cash outlays in a give period of time (not including non-cash expenses) cash flow
quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons charge , electric charge
broiled to excess charred
form of bronchitis characterized by excess production of sputum leading to a chronic cough and obstruction of air flow chronic bronchitis
disturbances in saltwater balance and symptoms of weakness and muscular cramps and twitching and convulsions and sometimes paralysis; usually caused by a benign tumor of the cortex of the adrenal gland that leads to excess secretion of aldosterone Conn's syndrome
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