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unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation) acetoacetic acid
excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvation acetonuria , ketoaciduria , ketonuria
extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) boniness , bonyness , emaciation , gauntness , maceration
severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death famine
abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics hypokalemia
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