Definition of ketotic in US English:

ketotic

adjective

Medicine
  • See ketosis

    • ‘If I see a cow looking a little ketotic, I give her a bottle of dextrose and a little grain, and that usually takes care of it.’
    • ‘Other ketotic states such as alcoholic and starvation ketosis can also produce a positive urine ketone test without corresponding serum ketones, affecting the specificity of the urine dip test for detecting ketonemia.’
    • ‘I was constipated, energy-less, had ketotic breath and was just generally miserable.’
    • ‘In her research, rats placed on a ketotic, or low-carbohydrate, diet for three weeks were found to have lower levels of serotonin in their brains.’
    • ‘My body is telling me I will burn other substrates before I'll burn fat and just the most meagre consumption of carbohydrate will switch off that ketotic response.’

Pronunciation

ketotic

/-ˈtätik/