Handbook of Clinical Biochemistry (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

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This book discusses the clinical biochemistry of commonly measured analytes. It gives hard numerical data not only for the distribution and balance of analytes, but also for differential diagnosis and treatment. For each analyte distribution, balance and assessment of status, causes and consequences of abnormal values, investigation and treatment options are presented. Every chapter begins with a brief review of the physiology and biochemistry, followed by descriptions of the changes in diseases and how biochemical tests may help in their diagnosis and management. The principle behind the normal and abnormal functions of tissues and organs is explained. This book provides clear and concise coverage for medical students, junior doctors, clinical biochemists and medical technologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812837370
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Department of Chemical Pathology
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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
1 Interpretation of Biochemical Tests 1
2 Disorders of Sodium and Water Balance 10
3 Potassium Balance 22
4 Disorders of Acid-Base Balance 29
5 The Kidneys 43
6 Calcium Metabolism 63
7 Magnesium Metabolism 76
8 Disorders of Phosphate Metabolism 82
9 Metabolic Bone Disease 87
10 Carbohydrate Metabolism and Its Disorders 95
11 Lipids, Lipoproteins and Heart Disease 113
12 Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease 126
13 Clinical Enzymology 138
14 Plasma Proteins 149
15 The Liver 162
16 The Gastrointestinal Tract 177
17 Nutrition 186
18 The Hypothalamus and the Pituitary Gland 202
19 The Reproductive System 211
20 The Adrenal Cortex 221
21 The Thyroid Gland 234
22 Clinical Biochemistry and Aspects of Haematology 242
23 Malignancy and Clinical Biochemistry 253
24 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology 264
25 Inherited Metabolic Diseases 277
26 Disorders of Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism 285
27 Clinical Biochemistry in Paediatrics and Geriatrics 293
28 The Cerebrospinal Fluid 302
Index 306
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