Introduction to Clinical Chemistry

Introduction to Clinical Chemistry

1st Edition - August 11, 1987

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  • Author: Derek A. Woodrow
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182599

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Introduction to Clinical Chemistry presents the physiological background for a number of investigations. It discusses the principles and analytical techniques in clinical chemistry. It addresses the basic understanding of chemical pathology. Some of the topics covered in the book are basic principles of metabolic chemistry; disorders of carbohydrate metabolism; nitrogen metabolism; inborn errors of metabolism; chemical endocrinology; assessment of hormonal function; liver function; the formation of bile; and the synthesis and metabolism of amino acids and protein. The storage of carbohydrates and removal of toxic substances from the body are covered. The assessment of liver function is discussed. The text describes the renal function and acid-base metabolism. A study of the renal tubular reabsorption and excretion is presented. A chapter is devoted to the hydrogen ion concentration and analytical techniques in potentiometric determination. Another section focuses on the measurement of osmolality. The book can provide useful information to scientists, physicists, doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    1 Basic Principles of Metabolic Biochemistry

    Carbohydrate Metabolism

    Lipid Metabolism

    Nitrogen Metabolism

    2 Chemical Endocrinology

    Introduction

    The Pituitary

    The Thyroid

    The Parathyroid Glands

    The Pancreas

    The Adrenal (Suprarenal) Glands

    The Testes

    The Ovaries

    Gastrointestinal Hormones

    Assessment of Hormonal Function

    3 Liver Function

    Anatomy

    Function

    Assessment of Liver Function

    4 Renal Function and Acid-Base Metabolism

    Anatomy

    Function

    Assessment of Renal Function

    5 Analytical Techniques and Clinical Chemistry

    Potentiometric Determination

    Spectroscopy

    Spectrophotometry

    The Measurement of Osmolality

    Immunological Techniques

    Chromatographie Separation

    Protein Electrophoresis

    Radioisotope Technique

    6 Basic Principles of Laboratory Investigations

    Bilirubin

    Calcium

    Cholesterol

    Creatine and Creatinine

    Drugs and Poisons

    Enzyme Determination

    Glucose

    Hormones

    Phosphate

    Proteins

    Renal Calculi

    Triglycerides

    Urea

    7 Management in Clinical Chemistry

    The Maintenance of Equipment And Supplies

    Ergonomics

    Safety

    Confidence in Chemical Analysis

    Work Simplification and Mechanization

    The Introduction of New Methods

    References

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1987
  • Published: August 11, 1987
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182599

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Derek A. Woodrow

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