Handbook Of Clinical Biochemistry

Hardcover | February 26, 2004

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Handbook of Clinical Biochemistry provides an understanding of the pathophysiological basis of diseases and gives guidelines about the use of clinical biochemistry laboratories. It aims to bring together the physiology, biochemistry and relevant pathology for the proper use of the laboratoryand enable interpretation of results. Basic concepts are explained in simple terms and the emphasis is on comprehending the principles behind the normal and abnormal function of tissues and organs. This book deals with the clinical biochemistry of commonly measured analytes. It gives hardnumerical data not only for the distribution and balance of analytes, but also for differential diagnosis and for treatment. For each analyte, it covers distribution, balance, and assessment of status, causes and consequences of abnormal values, investigation and treatment. The book is aimed atmedical students, junior doctors, clinical scientists and medical technologists.

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Handbook of Clinical Biochemistry provides an understanding of the pathophysiological basis of diseases and gives guidelines about the use of clinical biochemistry laboratories. It aims to bring together the physiology, biochemistry and relevant pathology for the proper use of the laboratoryand enable interpretation of results. Basic...

Swaminathan is at Department of Chemical Pathology, St Thomas' Hospital, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:338 pages, 9.41 × 7.05 × 0.75 inPublished:February 26, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195652525

ISBN - 13:9780195652529

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Table of Contents

1. Interpretation of Biochemical Tests2. Disorders of Sodium and Water Balance3. Potassium Balance4. Disorders of Acid-Base Balance5. The Kidneys6. Calcium Metabolism7. Magnesium Metabolism8. Disorders of Phosphate Metabolism9. Metabolic Bone Disease10. Carbohydrate Metabolism and its Disorders11. Lipids, Lipoproteins and Heart Disease12. Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease13. Clinical Enzymology14. Plasma Proteins15. The Liver16. The Gastrointestinal Tract17. Nutrition18. The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland19. The Reproductive System20. The Adrenal Cortex21. The Thyroid Gland22. Clinical Biochemistry and Aspects of Haematology23. Malignancy and Clinical Biochemistry24. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology25. Inherited Metabolic Diseases26. Disorders of Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism27. Clinical Biochemistry in Paediatrics and Genetics28. The Cerebrospinal Fluid