Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice

Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice

2nd Edition - December 20, 1994

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  • Editors: David L. Williams, Vincent Marks
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193625

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Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice, Second Edition describes the pathological aspects of general metabolic disorders. This book is organized into 10 sections encompassing 45 chapters that discuss the nature of disorders involving disturbance in hydrogen ion concentration and blood gases, as well as the disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance. Some of the topics covered in the book are the chemical analysis of urine; neonatal screening for biochemical disorders; clinical biochemistry of alcohol, in intensive and postoperative care; psychiatric disorders of biochemical origin; abnormalities of the plasma proteins; assessment of gastrointestinal function; and calcium metabolism. Other chapters examine the nature, conditions, and diagnosis of bone disorders. A chapter emphasizes the functions of hypothalamus and pituitary. Another chapter looks into the biochemistry and toxicology of metals. The final chapters are devoted to the classification of connective tissue diseases and to the examination of clinical biochemistry of the central nervous system. The book can provide useful information to doctors, biochemists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

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    Section 1 General Metabolic Disorders

    1. Nutritional Disorders

    2. Obesity

    3. Disorders Involving Disturbance in Hydrogen Ion Concentration and Blood Gases

    4. Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    5. Polyuria and Disorders of Thirst

    6. Diabetes Mellitus

    7. The Clinical Biochemistry of Alcohol

    8. Psychiatric Disorders of Biochemical Origin

    9. The Clinical Biochemistry of Neoplasia

    Section 2 Clinical Biochemistry in the Care of Sick Patients

    10. Clinical Biochemistry in Intensive and Postoperative Care

    11. Clinical Biochemistry and Transplantation Surgery

    12. Nutrition of the Sick Patient

    Section 3 Clinical Biochemistry ofPregnancy and Childhood

    13. Prenatal Screening for Neural Tube Defects and Down's Syndrome 231

    14. Prenatal Diagnosis of Inherited Metabolic Diseases

    15. Neonatal Screening for Biochemical Disorders

    16. Inherited and Acquired Mental Deficiency

    17. Neonatal and Paediatric Biochemistry

    Section 4 Disorders of the Renaltract

    18. The Chemical Analysis of Urine

    19. Tests of Kidney Function

    20. Renal Stones

    Section 5 Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    21. The Assessment of Gastrointestinal Function

    22. Tests of the Functions of the Liver

    23. Clinical Diagnosis and the Acute Abdomen

    Section 6 Disorders of the Blood Constituents

    24. Haem Synthesis and the Porphyrias

    25. Haemoglobinopathies

    26. Disorders of Iron Metabolism

    27. Anemias

    28. Abnormalities of the Plasma Proteins

    29. Clinical Biochemistry of Blood Coagulation 495

    Section 7 Disorders of the Neuromuscular System

    30. Calcium Metabolism and Disorders of Bone

    31. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases

    32. Clinical Biochemistry of the Central Nervous System

    33. The Biochemistry of Coma

    Section 8 Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

    34. Hypertension

    35. Hyperlipidaemia

    36. Chest Pain

    Section 9 Endocrine Disorders

    37. The Hypothalamus and Pituitary and Tests of Their Functions

    38. The Thyroid Gland and Its Disorders

    39. Hypoglycaemia

    40. Gastrointestinal Hormones

    41. Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex

    42. Disorders of the Reproductive System

    Section 10 Biochemical Aspects of Toxilogy and Pharmacology

    43. The Biochemistry and Toxicology of Metals

    44. Laboratory Investigation of the Poisoned Patient

    45. The Regulation and Monitoring of Drug Therapy


Product details

  • No. of pages: 806
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1994
  • Published: December 20, 1994
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193625

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David L. Williams

Vincent Marks

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