Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123963017, 9781483274171

Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals

2nd Edition

Editors: J. J. Kaneko C. E. Cornelius
eBook ISBN: 9781483274171
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 456
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Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals, Second Edition, Volume I, is a major revision of the first edition prompted by the marked expansion of knowledge in the clinical biochemistry of animals. In keeping with this expansion of knowledge, this edition is comprised of two volumes. Chapters on the pancreas, thyroid, and pituitary-adrenal systems have been separated and entirely rewritten. Completely new chapters on muscle metabolism, iron metabolism, blood clotting, and gastrointestinal function have been added. All the chapters of the first edition have been revised with pertinent new information, and many have been completely rewritten. This volume contains 10 chapters and opens with a discussion of carbohydrate metabolism and associated disorders. Separate chapters follow on lipid metabolism, plasma proteins, and porphyrins. Subsequent chapters deal with liver, pancreatic, and thyroid functions; the role of the pituitary and adrenal glands in health and disease; the function of calcium, inorganic phosphorus, and magnesium metabolism in health and disease; and iron metabolism.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Contents of Volume II

1. Carbohydrate Metabolism

I. Introduction

II. Digestion

III. Absorption

IV. Metabolism of Absorbed Carbohydrates

V. interrelationships of Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism

VI. Insulin and Carbohydrate Metabolism

VII. Blood Glucose and Its Regulation

VIII. Methodology

IX. Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism

X. Disorders of Ruminants Associated with Hypoglycemia


2. Lipid Metabolism

I. Introduction

II. Classes of Lipids

III. Chemistry of Some Lipids

IV. Digestion and Absoφtion of Lipid

V. Fate of Dietary Lipids

VI. Transport of Lipid

VII. Biosynthesis of Lipid

VIII. Oxidation of Fatty Acids

IX. Special Aspects of Lipid Metabolism in Domestic Animals


3. Plasma Proteins

I. Introduction

II. Diagnostic Uses

III. Plasma Proteins in Infectious Diseases and Immunological Phenomena

IV. Physiological, Induced, and Other Factors Influencing the Plasma Proteins

V. Normal and Abnormal Values of Plasma Proteins


4. Porphyrin, Heme, and Erythrocyte Metabolism: The Porphyrias

I. Introduction

II. Structure of the Ροrphyrins

III. Biosynthesis of the Porphyrins

IV. Metabolism of the Erythrocyte

V. Determination of the Porphyrins

VI. The Porphyrias


5. Liver Function

I. Introduction

II. Indications and Limitations of Liver Function Tests

III. Classification of Liver Function Tests

IV. Tests Measuring the Hepatic Uptake, Conjugation, and Excretion of Organic Anions

V. Serum Enzyme Tests

VI. Specific Biochemical Tests

VII. Liver Biopsy

VIII. Miscellaneous Liver Function Tests


6. Pancreatic Function

I. Introduction

II. Physiology of the Pancreas

III. Pancreatic Disease

IV. Laboratory Diagnostic Aids


7. The Pituitary and Adrenal Glands: Their Function in Health and Disease

I. Introduction

II. Hormones of the Adenohypophysis

III. Hormones of the Neurohypophysis

IV. Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex

V. Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla

VI. Tests of Function


8. Thyroid Function

I. Introduction

II. Anatomical Considerations

III. Physiology

IV. Thyroid Function Tests

V. Disorders of Iodine Metabolism


9. Calcium, Inorganic Phosphorus, and Magnesium Metabolism in Health and Disease

I. Calcium and Inorganic Phosphorus Metabolism

II. Serum Calcium and Phosphorus Levels

III. Abnormal Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism

IV. Bone Disorders

V. Magnesium Metabolism

VI. Serum Magnesium

VII. Disturbances in Magnesium Metabolism


10. Iron Metabolism

I. Introduction

II. Iron Balance

III. Dietary Iron

IV. Iron Metabolism

V. Tests of Iron Metabolism

VI. Disorders of Iron Metabolism


Author Index

Subject Index


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