An Introduction to Biochemistry

An Introduction to Biochemistry

2nd Edition - January 1, 1940

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  • Author: William Robert Fearon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225395

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An Introduction to Biochemistry, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of biochemistry. This book presents several analytical methods, including the citrulline reaction for proteins and the diffusion test for acetone. Organized into two parts encompassing 25 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the general composition of the organism and the chemical characteristics of the chief organic and inorganic compounds that enter into its structure. This text then examines the chemical composition of the tissues and physiological systems. Other chapters consider the occurrence and identification of several pathological constituents of urine, which presents features of biochemical interest. This book discusses as well the significance and analytical reactions of the bile acids and esters. The final chapter deals with the internal environment, which in the higher animal is represented by the blood and the cerebrospinal and other tissue fluids. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists.

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Elements and Inorganic Compounds

    I. The Subject Matter of Biochemistry

    II. Biological Elements

    III. Inorganic Compounds

    IV. Solutions and Colloidal Systems

    Part II. Organic Compounds

    V. Classification and Characteristics

    VI. Carbohydrates

    VII. Reactions of Carbohydrates

    VIII. Proteins

    IX. Amino Acids and Protein Structure

    X. Lipides

    XI. Steroids

    XII. Pigments: Pyrrole Derivatives, Carotinoids, Flavins

    XIII. Catalysts

    XIV. Nutrients

    XV. Alimentary Digestion

    XVI. Intermediate Metabolism: Carbohydrates

    XVII. Intermediate Metabolism: Proteins

    XVIII. Intermediate Metabolism: Lipides

    XIX. Tissue Respiration

    XX. Purines and Pyrimidines

    XXI. Nitrogenous Bases

    XXII. Urea

    XXIII. Excretion

    XXIV. Hormones

    XXV. The Internal Environment



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  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1940
  • Published: January 1, 1940
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225395

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William Robert Fearon

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