Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry


  • Larry Engelking, Professor of Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine & Department of Physiology, Tufts Medical School

Bridging the gap between basic and clinical science concepts, the Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry, Third Edition offers broad coverage of biochemical principles for students and practitioners of veterinary medicine. The only recent biochemistry book written specifically for the veterinary field, this text covers cellular-level concepts related to whole-body physiologic processes in a reader-friendly, approachable manner. Each chapter is written in a succinct and concise style that includes an overview summary section, numerous illustrations for best comprehension of the subject matter, targeted learning objectives, and end of the chapter study questions to assess understanding.

With new illustrations and an instructor website with updated PowerPoint images, the Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry, Third Edition, proves useful to students and lecturers from diverse educational backgrounds. Sectional exams and case studies, new to this edition, extend the breadth and depth of learning resources.

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First year students in veterinary programs taking Physiological Chemistry or Veterinary Biochemistry. Additionally, veterinary students taking physiology, graduate students studying animal science, and students in veterinary pharmacy programs.


Book information

  • Published: July 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-391909-0

Table of Contents

Section I: Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism
Section II: Nucleotide and Nucleic Acid Metabolism
Section III: Carbohydrate and Heme Metabolism
Section IV: Vitamins and Trace Elements
Section V: Lipid Metabolism
Section VI: Intermediary Metabolism
Section VII: Acid-Base Balance
Appendix, References, Index