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Ketoacidosis is a type of metabolic acidosis which is caused by high concentrations of keto acids most commonly formed by the break down of amino acids, and of ketone bodies traditionally formed by the metabolism of fatty acids. This type of internal environment is most common in untreated type one diabetes mellitus, when the liver lacks glucose, but needs metabolic fuel. The body metabolizes fat and proteins to create a solution for the deficit, and ketoacidosis begins.

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Dehydration is the removal of water (hydor in ancient Greek) from an object. Medically, dehydration is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition in which the body contains an insufficient volume of water for normal functioning.

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