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Introduction: Acetone

Description of Acetone

Acetone: A colorless, volatile, flammable organic solvent. Acetone occurs naturally in plants, trees, forest fires, vehicle exhaust and as a breakdown product of animal fat metabolism. This agent may be normally present in very small quantities in urine and blood; larger amounts may be found in the urine and blood of diabetics. Acetone is toxic in high doses. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Acetone: colorless liquid used as a solvent and an antiseptic; one of the ketone bodies produced during ketoacidosis.
Source: CRISP

Acetone: A colorless liquid used as a solvent and an antiseptic. It is one of the ketone bodies produced during ketoacidosis.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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