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Clinical Chemistry

1st Edition

By David White, Nigel Lawson, Paul Masters, Daniel McLaughlin

Garland Science

592 pages | 308 Color Illus.

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pathology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Clinical