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Clinical Chemistry

By David White, Nigel Lawson, Paul Masters

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Format: Paperback, 608 pages
Published In: United States, 01 September 2016
Clinical Chemistry is a comprehensive textbook covering the area of medical science variously known as chemical pathology, clinical chemistry, medical biochemistry and clinical biochemistry. The biochemical processes and physiological interrelationships, of tissues, organs and molecules are discussed in the context of disease processes and related to the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of disease. Also included are analytical processes, such as immunoassay, and how these relate to clinical practice. Although the emphasis of this book is clinical biochemistry, some chapters include sections on haematology, radiology and microbiology where this helps in the understanding of disease processes. The increasing use of the techniques of molecular biology and genetics in the investigation of disease is acknowledged also by appropriate inclusion of these disciplines in a number of chapters. Standard International (SI) units of measurement are used throughout, but for tests where non-SI units are in common use as well as SI units both sets of units are quoted.

Table of Contents

1. Laboratory Medicine-An Introduction 2. Glucose 3. Liver 4. Kidney 5. Sodium and Water 6. Potassium 7. Acid-Base Disorders 8. Hypertension 9. Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate 10. Iron 11. Endocrine Tissues 12. Pregnancy 13. Muscle 14. Gastrointestinal Tract 15. Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Nervous System 16. Heme Biosynthesis and Porphyrias 17. Uric Acid and Purine Metabolism 18. Plasma Lipids and Lipoproteins 19. Disorders of Immunoglobulins and Complement 20. Tumor Markers 21. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 22. Poisons and Drugs Of Abuse 23. Inborn Errors of Metabolism 24. Vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, and Trace Elements 25. Clinical Chemistry in the Acutely Ill Patient

EAN: 9780815365105
ISBN: 0815365101
Publisher: Garland Science
Dimensions: 27.43 x 21.08 x 2.54 centimetres (1.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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