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Unformatted text preview: These are the compounds known as ketone bodies. Notice that beta-hydroxybutyrate is not chemically a ketone. It is considered to be physiologically equivalent to one because it and acetoacetate are readily interconverted in the body....
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- Fall '10
- Biology, Carboxylic acid, ketone, Ketone bodies, odd-chain fatty acid