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Biochemistry for Clinical Medicine

Biochemistry for Clinical Medicine


  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781900151085

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  • Developments in biochemistry have contributed immensely to the rate at which medical knowledge has expended in recent years. Following the GMC recommendations regarding undergraduate medical education, Biochemistry for Clinical Medicine integrates, in a single volume, all aspects of biochemistry required by a medical student, with a special focus on information specific to medicine as opposed to laboratory-based biochemistry. The first section of the book provides an understanding of basic cell biology and the critical concepts of membrane transport, cellular energetics, information storage, transmission and expression, as well as describing the essential chemistry and metabolism of cellular biomolecules and the clinical conditions that arise from disturbances in their metabolism. The second section adopts a systems-based approach to present clinical biochemistry in an easily readable and concise manner, using tables and clear diagrams to summarise important facts, as well as providing information on the biochemical basis of good nutrition.

    • From King's College Hospital, which has an established reputation in undergraduate textbooks in this area
    • Integrates clinical biochemistry into a basic textbook, which reflect current teaching better than the available competition
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    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781900151085
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Cells and organelles
    2. Carbohydrates
    3. Carbohydrate metabolism and related disorders
    4. Cellular energetics and energy production
    5. Lipids
    6. Lipid metabolism and related disorders
    7. Proteins (+ proteins as functional units)
    8. Metabolism of nitrogen containing compounds
    9. Information storage and transmission
    10. Information expression and proteins as functional units
    11. Communication between cells and tissues in the body
    12. Sodium, water and potassium
    13. Hydrogen ion homeostasis
    14. The cardiovascular system
    15. Haemoglobin, porphyrias and iron
    16. The liver
    17. Gastrointestinal system
    18. The kidney
    19. Calcium, phosphate, magnesium and bone
    20. The hypothalamic and pituitary glands
    21. The thyroid gland
    22. The adrenal glands
    23. The gonads
    24. Metabolic aspect of malignancy
    25. Nutrition and nutritional disorders.

  • Authors

    Ira Thabrew, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Ruth M. Ayling, King's Hospital, London

    With contributions by

    Claire Wicks, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans

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